Developing your weaknesses
Humans do what humans enjoy (most of the time – I for one did not enjoy changing pooey nappies but needs must and all that).
Humans also tend to enjoy things that they are good at or that contain sugar – I guess that’s a big part of why we find it an enjoyable experience.
Technically you could go through your entire life only doing things you are good at (and therefore enjoy) but if you want to live your life like that, I will give you a handy piece of advice.
NEVER take up Crossfit ..
Crossfit is all about (and I’m going to paraphrase here) – being good at anything and everything.
Sure you could cherry pick your workouts so that you only do the wod’s you know you are good at but you will always be suck at all the things you suck at – you aren’t getting any closer to the elusive goal of being good at anything and everything.
Because I hate being suck at basically everything crossfit entails, coach has programmed sessions in my weekly schedule that are specifically for “Weakness Development”
Kat said something that hit home in her blog ReKindle Fitness the other day
“without addressing weaknesses and at least normalizing them, strengths can never be fully utilized”
So when I see “Weakness Development” plugged into my schedule. I work on my weaknesses. Mine tend to be skills orientated which is to be expected if you decide to do a tonne of things you last did when you were 8 years old, like skipping, walking on your hands and swinging from bars.
If you lot out in blog land ever decide you too want to work on your weakness – I suggest you don’t end your session with weakness development because it can be a tad disheartening. No matter how many times I told myself to “push away from the bar, arch then hollow” it just wasn’t happening for me today.
Thankfully I ended my workout with a boxing session – no better way to vent your lack of skills frustration. 😉
Till next time