Get Uncomfortable


Coach D getting rough.

How do you prepare for a competition of an unknown nature? Easy! Specialize in not specializing. Overcome your weaknesses. Fortify your strengths. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. And, develop tremendous power across broad time and modal domains.
-CrossFit Journal excerpt about the 2010 Games

Our pursuit of World-Class Fitness includes:

- Paleo Zone nutrition
- Practice of many forms of weightlifting, gymnastics and mono-structural activities such as biking, running, swimming and running. 
- Five or six days per week well mix these elements in as many combination and patterns as creativity will allow.
- Regularly learn and play new sports

However, its so easy for us to forget the last one, which I think is important for keeping us from just training within the black lines. I think this means more that just trying a new sport but trying a new task. What if fear or discomfort for something you've never done or tried before was a hindering factor in your fitness? It can be important in preparation for life's unforeseeable challenges such as dealing with heights, saving someone in the ocean, getting out of the burning building, grabbing a rescue ladder from a helicopter, chasing down a crook over a fence or even running from the police over a fence. In the sport of fitness (CrossFit Games) it could be the sledgehammer workout, running in knee deep water, swimming, scaling a steep hill or wall to climb, overhead squatting a sandbag or clean and jerking heavy tires or rocks as many for time up to a platform. Regularly trying a little something we're afraid of could be thought of alone as a practice of dealing with your fears and discomforts. I think this is something that we could maybe address once every two weeks. Try a scary gymnastics move, a new sport, climb a real wall, learn parkour, flip a log, punch a bag for a min. and then do some some pull-ups or like thursdays workout, do 3 rounds for time of 100m swim, 21 push presses and 12 deadlifts. Regularly get out of your element!





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