150407 - The 3 P's: Perspective, Perseverance, Proof

So, I totally just made those up. But here's the deal. When you're doing CrossFit (or any fitness program really), it's easy to get lost in the metrics and the tremendous advances people on your left and right might get. 
Perspective: how much stronger, faster, more coordinated, leaner, etc are you from when you started? I bet loads. 
Perseverance: how long have you been doing this? CrossFit isn't a short-term weight-loss program, even though for some folks that's what happens. It's the long game. How fit do you want to be for how long? If you've just started, the short-term benefits will make way for long term ones, like muscle-ups when you're 75.
Proof: You can weigh yourself, see how your clothes are fitting, test it with 1RMs, kill Fran, etc. 

Don't get lost in measuring yourself up against phantom goals and other people. You and I know where you came from and only time will tell where you're going. Persevere and the proof will present itself in the most unlikely of ways. 


General warm-up
100 DUs
50 R leg jump ropes
50 L leg jump ropes
10 squat jumps
10 squat test
CrossFit
5 rounds
Run 350m
Lunge 50m

Accessory

2x 100m sled push with bodyweight


5/3/1 Week 1 Deadlift
Specific warm up
5x 40%
5x 50%
3x 60% 
Work sets
5x 65%
5x 75%
5+ 85%
Accessory
2x 100m sled push with bodyweight
AMRAP 2: toes to bar
AMRAP 2: knees to elbows

Michael Reynolds

CrossFit Level 1 Coach