THE RISING TIDE OF RX
“Is it me or are weights getting heavier??”
You might be thinking to your self… “Am I going crazy? I was just beginning to do the RX workouts (or Fitness or +) regularly but it seems the weights and movements and getting harder and harder at each recommended guideline!” No, you’re not crazy. They ARE going up. You’re seeing chest to bars for pull-ups, unbroken doubles and increases in weight often. But this is only because we are getting stronger, more efficient in our movements and increasing our overall fitness. That’s the goal, right?
If you’ve ever asked an experienced CrossFitter if it ever gets easier, their answer should be NO. Sure, you move better and it is easier to get in good positions because your mobility has improved, but we are always challenging ourselves by doing the work faster, with a greater load or with a more aggressive scale. So, it shouldn’t get ‘easier’… at least not INSIDE the box. What you do in the gym should constantly challenge you, but life outside the box should feel easier. Occasional soreness aside, you should be able to lift things easier. To climb stairs quicker. To pick up your kids without strain. So, while it will still be hard each time you step in in the box, know that it is all contributing to a fuller and more productive life OUTSIDE the box.