Persistent Practice Makes Perfect

Persistent Practice Makes Perfect

Today’s Workout

5 Rounds for time of:
12 Snatch Grip Deadlifts (95#/65#)
10 Hang Power Snatch
8 Snatch Balance
6 Squat SnatchWhen it comes to developing a new skill, the only way to “get it” is to practice. You’re not going to hear much about practicing when you head to your local “globo” gym. In the “normal” fitness world, nothing requires practice, because typical movements on most weight equipment and machines are not challenging. They’re designed that way – they’re not supposed to take skill, and you not supposed to have to think or practice.

Contrast that with CrossFit. I don’t remember the last time we posted a workout when some sort of body-awareness and movements skill was NOT required. Very often, the biggest challenge when getting started CrossFitting is learning how to do the movements proficiently enough so that you can actually do them during a workout.

Elyse (pictured below) has been working on her jump-roping and double-unders since the first time she came to CFLA. Well, in spite of anger and frustration every time double-unders came up in a workouts she NEVER gave up… and last night, with some great coaching from Michael, she got them! CONGRATULATIONS, Elyse! Practice a skill long enough… and eventually you’ll get it!

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