If you're not prepared to fail, then you're not ready for CrossFit. Despite what one may think, failing is part of CrossFit. In fact, I've learned more about failure and how to handle failure during my past six years of doing CrossFit training than any other endeavor in my life. How is that? Because I get humbled by every workout. I get challenged by every movement. I see the power of coming up short in front of a group of people and then picking myself up so I can keep on moving. CrossFit is about challenges, but if you're so worried about always being first, always being on top, always having perfect form, always knowing the movements, and always being the best, then you won't progress, embrace, and enjoy fully the CrossFit experience.
I saw this post from Seth Godin the other day and it really applies to CrossFit training. Click HERE. Put yourself out there. See what you're capable of doing. Risk a little of your ego to get more fit, more healthy, and become a better person.
Shelly rows with George, age 76, who has hydrocephalus (water on the brain). Two years ago he could barely walk into the gym without assistance. Today, George lives independently and can do so safely. He trains regularly -- in regular classes. Is he scaled? You bet. But he's not afraid to fail. Because of that, he's able to do things he only dreamed of before he started CrossFit -- deadlift, squat, row, press, and even run a bit. If you're not sure if you can handle CrossFit because you think it's too hard, or you have an injury, or whatever excuse you can come up with, just talk to George.