Jay push presses with effort! He's 67, has been CrossFitting for 9 months and is crushing it!
It takes mental strength to see and acknowledge our weaknesses. It takes character to be willing to put in the work. It takes humility to admit you have some technique flaws and it takes strength to be willing to work on those flaws.
CrossFit is the SPORT of fitness. This means we are learning new skills and techniques all the time. It also means you can spend your entire CrossFit career honing and developing those skills and techniques. In fact, the better you move, the better your skills, the better your technique, the better fitness development you will have. Rushing into movements, volume, distances, before you're ready will retard your rate of improvement. It will blunt the adaptation to the training. In short, you will not get as fit as FAST as you could if you RUSH into something you're not ready for.
Likewise, you'll blunt your fitness if you only do the workouts that you like. If you skip heavy days, or avoid rowing and running workouts, you will not get stronger or faster. Check out this great CrossFit Journal article on the importance of working on things we don't like. Turn your weaknesses into your strength and ditch the crutches.
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