I am not leaving CrossFit. When a guy posts that he has tried the program for 3 months and is moving on, I feel sorry for him. I am convinced that he is really missing out on some great benefits. One little part of me feels a little jealous. Ahhh, back to being King of the Small Hill (that never gets any higher).
Really, CrossFit is a tough road to go. It means constant self –evaluation, where we always come up short. Progress is inevitable, but that just forces us to look at more areas we need to improve. Wow, I dropped my Fran time by two minutes! A Planche? I can’t do that. Nope, not lever either. OK, show me where to start. By the way, where’s your Deadlift at these days?
Some people are more gifted than others, and will make greater gains. Normally, these “genetic freaks” are also the ones putting in the most effort, again and again. But most of us will work hard, be good at a few things, competent at others, but keep struggling to get just a little better. It took me a while to realize that the process is the real point.
So, if you ever meet a CrossFitter who feels they are have “made it”, steer clear. It’s a continual process. That’s the point.