What’s a big reason CrossFit works so well?
It’s because of the people around you. Who you train with makes a huge difference in the way you train. Back in the day, I surrounded myself with people who liked to bullshit and waste time in the gym. Then I found a training partner who cut the bullshit, focused on training and elevated me and the way I trained.
Who do you surround yourself with?
The people around you should make you better, and you should make them better as well. It’s not a one way street you’re traveling on. We should all surround ourselves with people that bring out the positive in us. People that demand more of us. People that challenge us to be better and won’t accept the complacent and cynical attitudes.
How hard are you willing to work? How much are you willing to give? When the guy next to you is laying it all on the line, I bet your not gonna set the cruise control and coast through… My money’s on you digging deep inside yourself and unleashing a beastly performance. The people you train with and their attitudes can and do impact your performance both inside and outside the gym.
When things are going well, it might not be an issue for you. But, it’s the times when the chips are down and you’re in so deep it feels like you’ll never climb out, when everything inside your head is telling you it’s too hard, and you should quit, that’s when the people around you will REALLY impact you. I have been so proud to see the circle form… hear the cheering… feel the engery… experience the triumph as the last athletes head for that final rep. This is our team.
It’s not easy to be beat in a competition. I’ve been there, it sucks. But when you’re training and your goal is to make yourself better than the only person you’re competeing against is yourself. than everyone around you… those are your teammates. Pushing eachother. Encouraging eachother. Elevating eachother.
Look around you, are you surrounded by people who… Encourage you, Motivate you, Push you. Are you Encouraging them, Motivating them, do you Challenge them?
Who do YOU surround yourself with?