What are your observations about CrossFitter’s improvements over the years?
Posted: 06 September 2009 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m really interested in hearing your thoughts about what you’ve observed over the years (at Brand X ) regarding Crossfitters improving over the years…

The reason I ask is that I’d love to know if your athletes (of all ages) have hit any plateaus for an extenede period?

Or have you found that they consistently increase their work capacity? Or something completely different?

I’m still very new to CrossFit (1year 1/2 being more consistent) and I think I have some paradigm shifts to make about understanding what is possible with my own performance and capacity before I can fully beleive in my ability to reach it….

Looking forward to reading your observations and thoughts! Many thanks for your time worship

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Posted: 06 September 2009 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have watched many, many CrossFitters progress through the years at Brand X.

Consistently, I find that people who continue to put in the work and follow the advice of skilled trainers, and are not afraid to walk the line between excellence and failure, never seem to hit a permanent plateau.

Sure, there is always something with which you feel you struggle to gain even the smallest improvement (for me it’s push ups), but I’ve never seen a person who puts their heart and sweat into their fitness goals just fail get better and better, even if in small ways or in ways that sometimes don’t seem measurable.


Of course, often, people hit a temporary plateau….but variety and a change of tactic usually overcomes that, especially with the great training and coaching at BX.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have never seen a plateau or stall in progress that cannot be attributed to improper rest and recovery or undisciplined nutritional intake.

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Posted: 11 September 2009 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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thread killer.

But he is right. On the Martial Arts side we see many people stop at brown belt. It is a clear indicator of an unwillingness to come to grips with a character issue that must be overcome to progress, an inability to see oneself as imperfect, an unwillingness to correct a habit- such as inconsistency, lack of self discipline, or simply time practicing. Achieving a Brown belt usually signifies technical competence, single minded pursuit of the mental aspects are what get the student to Black.

With CrossFit there are similar parallels. Overcoming the desire to quit, or even just back off can be extremely difficult.
The synergy of diet and exercise applied at full intensity, with full attention to detail will yield results that cannot be described without people thinking that it cannot be- but the truth is magnificent. However, the will to pursue it unequivocally is rare.

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Posted: 17 September 2009 09:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Garddawg - 07 September 2009 08:43 AM

I have never seen a plateau or stall in progress that cannot be attributed to improper rest and recovery or undisciplined nutritional intake.

“thread killer.

But he is right. On the Martial Arts side we see many people stop at brown belt. It is a clear indicator of an unwillingness to come to grips with a character issue that must be overcome to progress, an inability to see oneself as imperfect, an unwillingness to correct a habit- such as inconsistency, lack of self discipline, or simply time practicing. Achieving a Brown belt usually signifies technical competence, single minded pursuit of the mental aspects are what get the student to Black.

With CrossFit there are similar parallels. Overcoming the desire to quit, or even just back off can be extremely difficult.
The synergy of diet and exercise applied at full intensity, with full attention to detail will yield results that cannot be described without people thinking that it cannot be- but the truth is magnificent. However, the will to pursue it unequivocally is rare.”

Thank you for your input! Heard and understood. Not having been on the journey for long, and not surrounded by CF’ers in God’s own (NZ) its great to hear from those who have gone far far ahead of where I’m at, thank you again.

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DH PU 25 reps (13 reps)
KBsn 24kg 100 reps + in 5min (unknown)

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