We always push the fundamentals of CrossFit. Why? Because the movements, done properly over a long period of time, will enable elite physical performance down the road. Our society today is all about instant gratification. If only we could diet for a week and lose all those extra pounds. If only we could work out one a month and get into the best shape of our lives. If only . . . well, you fill in the blank.
"The Slight Edge Philosophy", developed by Jeff Olson, breaks down the proper means and methods to achieve whatever you want in life. Consider Jeff Olson's lesson: "In the process of learning how to walk, you probably spent more time failing than you did succeeding. But did you ever have the thought of quitting? Did you ever tell yourself, 'I'm not cut our for walking - guess I'll crawl for the rest of my life?' No, of course you didn't. So why do you do that now?"
Success begins with the realization that you must take baby steps. Most people forget that and end up only looking for the quick fix. According to Olson, "you put your trust in achieving breakthroughs, making quantum leaps, instant this, instant that, hitting the lottery. You began a habit of settling for less, just because more was so far out of your reach. You forgot about the most proven powerful success philosophy on earth - The Slight Edge."
Success in any endeavor is simple, really. Just do a little bit extra every day, of whatever it takes, to achieve your goal. Don't have a goal? Then that's where you start. Determine what it will take to get there, and begin to make it happen. At CrossFit, we'll help you achieve those fitness goals, one baby step at a time!
Med ball cleans make for a great workout, but they become the gateway to proper cleans with heavy loads.