If there is a trainer in the class there will be a reason that often some do not understand by preferring to do it on their own. When you become a member of the CrossFit community, you feel ready to face any WOD with bravado and in a short time you believe you are strong enough not to climb the exercises.
Often those who start the practice have seen all the possible videos imaginable on Youtube and have followed all the tutorials up to knowing them by heart to prepare for that first day at the Box where you think you have to prove that you are up to the situation.
Courage, temperament and ability must be seen and noticed by everyone from the first moment because it feels different from everyone else. We feel we have understood everything and we want to prove it as soon as the count down starts.
Too bad that things will not go as you planned and the new ones will probably be among the last to close the WOD.
I do CrossFit so I’m invincible
Probably at first everyone happened to think they were invincible and after all, after doing the introductory on-ramp, what else will we have to know that we cannot learn by following the tutorials on the Internet? Well first of all a little healthy humility.
It is true that you have to have confidence in yourself and your abilities but it is also true that you have to be realistic to the point of understanding that if you have never done something in your life, it will not be a simple tutorial to teach you but to the maximum It will show you the result that you, with your strength and a lot of exercise, will have to achieve.
Maybe when the Trainer explained it, some were absent or perhaps they were thinking about something else, but to get to do certain exercises and handle certain loads, one must literally start from that apprenticeship called progression.
And if for many the PVC pipe is a useless waste of time because they think they should already handle a barbell, they could rethink how many times they would have risked an injury if from the first day they had one in hand.
There are progressions and if maybe phase one or second succeeds particularly well, it is not said that the same will happen with the third one, which will surely make you lose your temper enough to even jump to that particular exercise when it is programmed in the WOD.
Well, when it will no longer be a question such as: ” Oh hell what figure do I do with others if I show myself again with PVC? “But it will instead be:” let’s learn from the basics and work to keep going “, then concrete results will begin to arrive and your frustration will give way to the awareness that no one, in a serious Box, judges people for what they know or they can’t do it , but instead they will all be admired by the fact that certain levels have been reached step by step.
The Trainer is not there to count the reps or to let them do what they want
It is therefore necessary to follow with confidence the indications of your trainer who at any time is able to assess both the potential of those in front of you and the point to which he can push you before injuring himself or completely losing the correct technique of performing the movement they are doing.
Always remember that your coach passed us before you and that his task, as well as his greatest satisfaction, is to guide you through progressions on a path of continuous improvement for yours and his satisfaction.
Give yourself time, learn, metabolize and above all dedicate as much time as you can to those exercises that are worse for you. And if you have to find a Trainer who does not take care of you and lets you do it without even trying to correct or help you, then perhaps it is the case that you consider changing boxes because what you paid is precisely the Trainer’s ability to transfer knowledge and tools to increase your fitness level, not ego.