To Grow, Or Not To Grow (Thu 11/4/10)

By November 3, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

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Have you ever thought about how you get better at anything? Well I do, in fact I think about it all the time. My career is centered around helping people get better at stuff, so I spend a fair amount of time pondering the mechanism behind improvement. One thing that I’ve come to realize as a fact is that you can’t get better doing things the same way you did them before. I mean, that’s the definition of insanity isn’t it? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Yep, if you want to grow, you first have to be willing to change something you’re currently doing, and then you have to actually change. You have to be willing to let both your present and future experiences be totally unlike your past experiences – otherwise you’re just repeating past experiences.

So when you’re learning something new, whether it’s a new movement or you’re just trying to get better at an old one, remember that if it feels normal and comfortable then you’re just doing the same old crap over and over. As we’re coaching you on how to improve that movement you need to let it feel different, strange, and downright weird. If it feels like when you used to do it, then you’re doing it like you used to do it and you’re not getting any better. Let something change and allow yourself to improve.

There is always something you can improve. Make sure you’re actually improving, and not just going through the motions.


Hang Power Snatch 3-2-1-1-1


As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

15 Thrusters (75/53)
15 Pullups


30 GHD Situps
30 Back Extensions

Groupon WOD:

Tabata intervals (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest repeated 8 times) for each of the following movements:

Kettlebell Swings