no images were foundDid you know that you can train fleas? Seriously – they’re actually very smart. Training fleas easy…all you need to do is to get some fleas (perhaps off the nearest CrossFit dog) put them in a jar and close the lid for a few days (air holes would have to be very small). Those fleas will jump and jump and jump, over and over and over, continuously hitting their little heads on the lid until they realize there’s a new limit to how high they can jump.
Very smart, these fleas. They know their limits and adapt accordingly.
When this occurs, you can take the lid off the jar and the fleas will continue to jump and jump and jump, over and over and over, but they will NOT jump out of the jar. They can’t – because now they’ve been conditioned to jump to THAT specific height, and that’s all the hops they’ve got. In fact, they will continue to jump only that high for the rest of their lives.
Very smart, indeed.
Wouldn’t that suck? Knowing that you’re capable of so much more than you’re able to achieve? I know I know…that wouldn’t ever happen to US – we’re humans.
Oh wait… How long has it been since you PR’d on your deadlift? Can you do that free-standing handstand yet? But you’ve been so close to that muscle-up for 6 MONTHS! And seriously – you need to work on your snatch because I’m tired of watching you hover at 10 lbs under body weight.
Are you any better than a flea? Then prove it. No one put you in a jar and screwed the lid on. And if they did, you’d jump right the hell out as soon as they took it off, right? RIGHT?!?
Stop letting what you’re used to doing mandate what you can do. You train with CrossFit. Limits are for someone else.
So do something remarkable for yourself today: try harder than you’re used to and jump out of the jar. Leave the rest of the fleas behind.