If there is one thing that CrossFit has taught me, it’s to put more value in what my body can do as opposed to what it looks like.
In today’s world where everyone on social media can see what other people look like, it’s so easy to be insecure and feel bad that you don’t have firm arms, a thigh gap, or a flat belly. I wish more women would discover how much more confident they’d feel if they were strong.
Speal says it best. There’s a big difference between training CrossFit to increase one’s base level of GPP and doing CrossFit at a more serious, competitive level. It all depends on your goals and how much you’re willing to sacrifice to reach them.
Squatting is a metric used by weightlifters to gauge lifting potential. Anytime the leg strength goes up, usually the snatch/clean&jerk isn’t too far behind before starting to make a rise.
But since this game is weightlifting and not powerlifting, to focus too much attention on increasing squatting potential could also pull down the snatch/clean&jerk numbers.
So, how do you have your cake and eat it too? To see if your skill is in line with your strength, here’s a quick way to (loosely) calculate your figures and see if it’s your skill or your strength that needs more of your guided attention:
Back Squat 1RM
Front Squat = 85% of BS
Clean&Jerk = 85% of FS
Snatch = 85% of CnJ
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My skill definitely needs a lot of work.
Nothing’s quite as haunting as a missed lift. A bad breakup comes close though.
"Ultimately here is the secret: Train CrossFit, train hard (preferably with others), stay consistent, enjoy the experience."