Tolerating failure was never comfortable for me. (Is it for anyone?) . As a fearful young adult, I gained a sense of (much needed) safety and control by never letting anyone “see me sweat”. I never wanted to look unskilled, or ask newbie questions, or do poorly at absolutely anything. And so, my pursuits were safe. They were calculated. They were mostly things I could learn in private. . Nothing challenged this more than CrossFit. . I was 40 pounds overweight, sore, and out of shape at 28. I’d stumbled into the gym across the street. The one where girls my size were doing pull-ups. If any place could turn me around, this one could. And I had no idea how true that statement was... far beyond the impact to my physical health. . Inside the box, I had to get over my fears of failure pretty quickly. After all, no one could possibly expect me – a non athletic, ultra tall string bean – to be good at Olympic lifting. It was SO far outside my experience, I felt pretty ok admitting I had no idea what I was doing. . One day, when I reached far beyond my ability for an overhead squat PR, I fell under the weight of the bar. Mortified, my face flushed red. The voice in my head told me right away I’d done wrong and should be ashamed for even trying such a thing. And I was listening. But just a half second later, a louder voice quickly overpowered it. My coach, Evan, bellowed from across the room, “Fuck yeah, Karla!!! Way to go for it!” And right there, as I lay splayed out on the gym floor with my barbell bouncing behind me, it clicked: Failure is how you get better at things. . I failed a LOT in that gym. I came in dead last in a competitive event. I never did manage an unassisted pull up. I ended EVERY class sweaty and winded, lying flat on my back. It was failure city. And it was ok! . My relationship with my life changed in the years I spent working out in CrossFit gyms. I discovered some of the very best parts of myself there: My dedication, my resilience,
Congratulations to another of this week's graduates Olivia 👌 Not only has she dropped 14 pounds and 4.6% body fat in just 6 weeks, she has transformed her fitness level and found a new fitness family ❤ Well done Liv 💪💪💪
Congratulations to @7hendrix for making goals and crushing them! Impressed more everyday ❤️🏋🏻♂️🙌🏼 #repost @7hendrix with @get_repost ・・・ 275 x 5x5 Squat 225 x 5x5 Bench 225 x 5x5 Row 125 x 5x5 Shoulder Press 405 x 1x5 Deadlift Welcome, 41. Thanks @crystalcairn for all the spots and coaching. Couldn’t reach these goals without you! #stronglifts#stringlifts5x5#againfaster#mapsanabolic
Campeonato Nacional de Equipas 2018 Snatch: 79✔️ 82❌ 85❌ C&J: 98✔️ 103✔️ 107❌(No lift) 3º lugar 🥉 na categoria -73kgs 5º lugar em equipas Muito longe daquilo que queria fazer, é preciso ter mais cabeça na próxima... Obrigado @crossfitblackedition por todo o apoio e ao coach de halterofilismo @hugoamaro1 por ter preparado toda esta equipa que alcançou o pódio em 3 categorias. Next stop: CrossFit Open 2019
@crossfit_medway for the Saturday session this was my first time doing sumo deadlift so didn't know what weight to go for. The video is round 3 of 5. (I keep forgetting to video myself) 😂 5 rounds 5 rep max @ 140kg I shall look forward to going for my 1 RM in the future.