The Greatest Adaptation

The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.
-Greg Glassman

While I was away Joe wrote several times in this space about the mental aspect of CrossFit, pushing through a workout, or knowing you can keep moving.  I’m a firm believer in the above quote from CrossFit’s founder.  Everyone begins their CrossFit journey in a different place, often with the desire to get in the best shape of their lives.  The elite fitness that we’re forging is not just physical though.  As we learn new movements, surprise ourselves with our own strength, and work harder than ever before, we discover that we are capable of more than we ever thought possible.  Learning what can be done allows us to go that much harder, knowing we can handle it, gaining mental strength and toughness from our newly discovered physical capabilities.  One of the best parts of coaching is the surprised expressions and excitement I see on all of your faces as you achieve things you thought impossible a year, a month, or a day ago.  If you take nothing else away from your journey towards becoming a healthier, fitter individual other than the knowledge that you can then the program was successful.

July 12, 2011

Press 3-3-2-2-1-1-1-1

5 Deadlifts (125kg/85kg)
25 Sit-ups



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12 thoughts on “The Greatest Adaptation”

    1. True story. I had pleasure of working out in NYC this morning with Pope, his sister Yasmin, AND their parents.

    1. i have a quesh? why does crossfit fenway post all there wods in kg? are you guys all canadian there? it’s killing me with the conversions….

      1. Great question. Short answer: because we are a kilogram facility and all our plates are in kg.

        Why are we a kg facility? That answer is longer. Maybe I’ll post an article about that sometime soon.

  1. Press — 36.5kg, PR

    WOD — 7 rds + 5 reps @ 75 kg…poor judgment call on not going Rx.

    A brief note on the mental aspect: I have obviously seen physical progress since joining CFF in June 2010, but it’s the mental toughening component of CF that constantly blows me away. I have pushed myself far beyond anything I’d imagined a year ago and have seen all of you do the same. Love it.

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