Handstand Pushups Anyone?

Posted by Andy Lewis on Saturday, February 14, 2009

My next goal...10 handstand push-ups on parallett bars in 1 month (i'm currently at 5). Everybody needs goals to take their training to the next level. But the goals and benchmarks you make must be feasible and functional. I know after reading the CrossFit Journal that you should not just train for one event and in the journals case, the benchmark workout Fran. My fitness goals are important to me not only from a physical standpoint but also from a psychological standpoint. I make many short term (1-3 month) goals so that my mental capacities keep from wearing down and burning out. There is nothing worse than picking a goal and not acheiving it in the time you allotted yourself. Therefore be responsible, know your limitations and abilities and work on your weaknesses with short term goals so that you constantly see results and work on your strenghts with long term goals. Goal setting is spurred on by a psychological need to succeed but you must not let your ego get in the way so that all you do is see yourself fail. The point of setting goals in CrossFit is to increase your work output across broad modal domains. So focusing on specific talents will only railroad you in the long run; you must be a functional machine and work on all aspects (10 standard fitness domains) of CrossFit to become a well-rounded and talented generalist.



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