“Check Your Ego at the Door”
I didn’t think that this phrase applied to me, and you may not either until I realized one day it was my ego telling me so.
Scaling a workout for me, at first made me feel like I wasn’t doing enough, working hard enough, or not pushing myself enough. That couldn’t be further from the truth. By not scaling workouts, I was finding that ironically I wasn’t getting as good of a workout as a would have if I had scaled to my strength and skill level. It’s very common to think this. Personally, I think everyone has those thoughts at one point or another, but let me dispel this illusion.
Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance. Stamina. Strength. Flexibility. Power. Speed. Coordination. Agility. Balance. Accuracy.
These are the goals of CrossFit and in turn, the goals of CrossFit River Prairie. Go ahead and read that list again just to make sure we’re all on the same page. Nowhere on that list does it say chest-to-bar pull-ups, strict handstand push-ups, ring dips, or any of the other more advanced movements that you’ll see in our WODs on a weekly basis.
Our goal is to help you progress throughout all of those different metrics and properly scaling workouts is the road to get there. Ultimately, our goal of helping you progress through those metrics is to help fight the onset of chronic disease, tackle daily challenges life throws at you, and lead an overall healthier life.
Ps. If you feel that if you scale a workout it’ll be too easy, try picking up your intensity a few notches. That should do the trick for your ego. 😉
– Coach Nick
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