CrossFit punishes the specialist. We have all seen the strong guy die during conditioning or the conditioned guy get crushed by heavy weight and we have all seen the guy that can do both. You know the guy or girl who is conditioned, strong, has the skills, and is overall pretty good at everything. Sure, some of the elite athletes have a strength bias or a gymnastics background, but they typically have no glaring weaknesses.
What are your weaknesses. Pick 3 and work on them for a month, just 5-10 minutes a day. You will be amazed at how much better you get. GOATS are your weaknesses. Kill your GOAT and unlock your potential. If you fail to address your weaknesses you will not reach your potential in the sport of CrossFit. Our weaknesses always find us out, especially in the Open.
TIPS to take to the bank before the next OPEN:
- Do an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. Skills, weightlifting, conditioning.
- Ask coach for a plan to address the weaknesses or get after it on your own. No excuses.
- Intentionally do them. If you hate thrusters and burpees, do thrusters and burpees. There is no magic formula and it does not have to be perfect.