Moment of Awesomeness: 1/30/11

Posted: January 30, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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I’ve talked to a lot of people who say they’ve seen or heard about crossFit, but won’t try it because they’re scared, or because it looks too intimidating. CrossFit Milford put together a really awesome video about “Fear”. I like it because I know a lot of CrossFitters will understand the message behind what fear was, and what fear has become.

At first we fear CrossFit because we don’t know if our bodies will physically be able to complete the work asked of us for the day’s workout. We don’t know if we’ll even be able to do it… or if we’ll fail. Once we experience the program, once we start to learn more about ourselves and what we are truly capable of, once we see how many areas of our lives improve through this enhanced fitness, we then begin to see the true realm of our own possibility. At that point, many of us no longer fear our ability levels at all… we just fear the workout of the day.

Given the choice of fearing failure in my life, or fearing a single day’s workout on a board… I think you know which I’d choose.

Have you wanted to give CrossFit a shot? Have you considered trying to do it more often? Let go of the fear… You just might become fitter/healthier/happier than you’ve ever imagined, so give it a shot. Just try.

Fear from Patrick Cummings on Vimeo.

  1. clayton says:

    This is how a lot of people feel when I tell them about cf. They always say they need to get a better “baseline” before they start the program. I always tell them it can be endlessly scaled so hopefully I can get some more people to come try it here in the future!

  2. I agree 100%, Clayton. At the same time, I definitely see where some people could be intimidated. BUT, I think giving it a chance is the step where people falter. That “fear” or intimidation prevents people from even trying the program.

    Once an athlete starts to see the results (shortly after starting), that’s where that “tipping point” happens, and the fear and lack of confidence disappear.

    I wish you luck on convincing more people to try, I try myself! Not even just at my gym, I try to talk anyone, anywhere, into giving CrossFit a chance!

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