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Anna & Dean at CFDC

When you first start CrossFit it’s hard. You’re out of breath, you feel like you might get a visit from pukie, and your legs are momentarily out of service. A few months in and it’s still really hard. But once you’ve been doing CrossFit for about a year something starts to happen – it’s still f$#&ing hard and you realize that it will never get easy; you just suck less at it.

CrossFit never gets easy but over time you train yourself to become mentally tough. You get comfortable being uncomfortable and are able to push yourself further than you think you are capable. Doing a WOD at 6am every morning makes you realize that the rest of your day won’t be so difficult. If you just completed “Chelsea” (5 pull-ups, 10 pushups, 15 squats every minute for 30 minutes) you know that anything that life throws you that day won’t be an issue. CrossFit doesn’t magically make everything in life easier; but it does make you better at dealing with difficult situations.

By overcoming difficult obstacles we set ourselves up for success. You’re fitness will grow by leaps and bounds by doing a harder workout and putting yourself into an uncomfortable situation. You’re mental strength will grow along with your physical capacity. When you get used to challenging yourself inside the gym you will translate it to life outside the gym. You just tell yourself what you have to do and you do it.

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  • Terry Oliver

    That is all too true. Many many times throughout my Marine Corps experience things got to the extremes in PT where you just never feel like that, like you are getting better at it. Your comment reminded me of a combat marksmanship class, instructed by a Navy SEAL, I went to in Austin. During all our shooting drils if anyone on the firing line missed the black or designated target area we all had to do pushups, situps and other various exercises with our rifles. Not all those in attendance we the best of shooters so needless to say we were all pretty waxed by the end of the days. At the end of the course we could get this shirt.

  • nealdriley

    I noticed from the link that the class was put on by Trident Tactical. I have a buddy who CrossFits and works for Trident. He is also a former Navy Seal. He is involved at a place called the “HIRT Locker” here in Dallas (HIRT stands for High Intensity Real-world Training”) It’s a lot of fun. Think of an obstacle course inside of a rock climbing gym with a virtual shooting range as one of the stations.

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