Sam, ring dip.


Derek, overhead squat.

Weaknesses. We all have them, even Adrian Bozman. These weaknesses manifest themselves in certain exercises and those exercises just kill us. Overhead squats, burpees (burpees seem to be high on the hate list for a lot of people), wall ball, lunges, double unders–there is at least one movement that we dread. All the more important to work those movements hard.

There is often no rhyme or reason to one’s weaknesses.  The two CrossFit West Santa Cruz trainers pictured above are nearly the same height and weight with almost the exact same build.  Yet each excels at the other’s weakest exercise.

Your weaknesses are another reason to train at an affiliate. If you only do your own programming, subconsciously you will probably leave out movements at which you are bad or don’t like.  Also, a good trainer’s knowledge and advice could turn a hated movement into a strength.

You may never really enjoy doing your weakest exercises, but the benefits of pushing them hard are huge.

What are your weakest and least favorite exercises?


3 sets of 10 reps of your 3 weakest exercises.  There is no time component to this WOD, just make sure to work the movement in its full range of motion.