Metabolic Conditioning (aka: Met-Con) is the base of the CrossFit exercise program. The only thing that trumps it is nutrition.
BTW – did you know that fifty percent of your athletic performance is based on your nutrition?
Met-Con is hard. Met-Con can suck, especially when you start to explore your limits. At that point you either wade out deeper and deeper and get comfortable with being uncomfortable or you back off and, as Jon Gilson from Again Faster has said, train yourself into mediocrity.
The choice is yours. It’s always there.
This is Chelsea starting the swings in the 3rd round of Helen.
Excellent work! No doubt she’s not training for mediocrity. Performance gains in the gym, in sport and in life are headed her way.
How can I say that? Simple enough — the metabolic duress a typical CF workout can put you through is character building. Every WOD gives you the opportunity to push yourself. You make that choice. You keep making the right one and the hard work translates itself into all other facets of life: work, family, loss, play, sport.
A CrossFit you is a you ready for anything.
A CrossFit you is a you who won’t pack it in when the chips are down.
A CrossFit you is a you that embraces challenges and new experiences.
A CrossFit you is a you that realizes it doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.