Practice may not make perfect, but it sure helps

It’s easy to forget how much work it goes into achieving a goal.  Often individuals come into the box thinking that I came out of the whom doing what I do. 

What they so don’t consider;

  • I’ve been crossfitting for 3 years
  • I’ve been training consistently for those 3 years
  • I’ve been zoning (my diet) for 1 ½ years-Paleo for a year
  • I’ve been a student of the sport, learning from others, videos, journals, certs, etc.
  • I’ve been practicing….practicing….practicing…..

Let’s take the muscle-up as an example.  Yes, I have muscle-ups.   But let’s look at how I got to the muscle-up.  It took me 6 months of dedicated practice to get the muscle-up, and keep in mind, this was pre-gymnastics cert, so it wasn’t very easy to track my progress.  I just kept pulling until one day I got it.

Post gymnastics cert however I have learned the muscle-up transition drill, and have nothing but good things to say about it. (Thanks Tucker)  I do this drill (see video) EVERY SINGLE DAY…..yes….EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Why?  I want to master the muscle up.  I want to be able to do them in my sleep. There’s only one way to do that….practice….practice….practice….
 
So the next time you look at a crossfitter that’s doing something you wish you could do and you get bummed out that you can’t….slap yourself.  That cf’er didn’t master that skill day one, they’ve been practicing their as* off to make it look that easy.  You can master any skill you want…you just have to dedicate yourself and the time. 

How badly do you want it?

Today’s WOD:
Rest = Skill work

One thought on “Practice may not make perfect, but it sure helps

  1. Due to my extensive bodybuilding and powerlifting focus, I never really attempted a muscle up. Fairly sure I will encounter these in my Crossfit training before too long, I hope to be able to master them as you have done. Great job!

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