Thursday September 25, 2008

By September 24, 2008CFMC Blog Archives

How much is too much? When should you put the weights down and call it a day? Many people think it’s when you’re tired and don’t want to go on anymore, but I think it’s somewhere beyond that point. There is definitely a point where the smartest thing to to is to stop lifting before you get seriously injured, but I think most people stop way before this point having convinced themselves they can’t do any more. In CrossFit you become much more aware of your actual physical limits, and in every case I’ve seen, when someone stops making the “I can’t do it” excuse and endures the discomfort, oxygen debt, and downright pain that accompanies their first ever honest-to-God maximum effort, suddenly they get it.

Today WOD:

10 rounds for time of:

135lb Back Squat – 10 reps
20″ Box Jumps – 10 reps

Post time to comments

  • CFYork

    Hey Tai! I hope things are well with you…I’m not sure if I’m repeating your thoughts in saying that by doing Crossfit I have no idea what my actual physical limits are until I actually fail at a given task b/c generally speaking every repeat WO is a PR. In any case, I thought I would come over and stir the pot a bit…Rusty

  • Tai

    You hit the nail on the head Rusty, and maybe gave more insight to my point than I did. What I was trying to convey was the huge difference between when someone THINKS they can’t do any more and when they are physically unable to do any more. I think the notion of getting a PR every time you do a workout (or at least giving an effort worthy of a PR) will insure that you’re honestly doing your best. Thanks!

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