Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Transition




We often witness an athlete kiling themselves within a workout piece to stay ahead of a another athlete, only to give that hard earned time gain away at the next movement or exercise transition. This wasted opportunity essentially negates that athlete's hard won, incremental time/effort gains within the workout.

Crossfit teaches us that we have hidden and untapped potential. It is a common human condition that to naturally want to slow down or rest a little after a huge effort. But, we're not interested. Practicing launching yourself into the next effort is a little like jumping knowing that the net will eventually show up. And, it will.

The world is full of bright talented people, and often the only thing that differentiates us from these people are the small, accumulated, gains in efficiency and effort. Don't give these away by blowing your hard earned efforts, resting when you need not rest.

Get up from your pushups and sprint away. It will pay off in the end.


Coach K

2 comments:

thebellgirl said...

What great perspective--both in the picture and in the text!

James said...

Can't wait to get going. Between Marx and Crossfit all my paradigms are changing! ;-)