Turn the intimidation factor in your favor.

Posted: January 7, 2014 by CrossFit Lewes in CrossFit, Newbies

Just read this article on CrossFit. Makes some great points.

One thing it talks about is the intimidation factor that prevents people from joining CrossFit. As someone who was thoroughly intimidated four years ago when I first stepped foot in our box, I can attest that intimidation is a very real issue for many. Even if you are moderately active, a CrossFit work out can appear on the surface pretty brutal. I mean, really – run a mile, do 300 squats, 200 push ups and 100 pull ups, and then run another mile as fast as you can. The thought alone can be vomit inducing.

But while intimidation may prevent some people from starting CrossFit, for me it is what keeps me coming back. Day after day after day.

My mind-set when I walk up to that white board is “If I am not intimidated, then why am I doing this?” I should be scared (or at least a little weary) of what is written up there. I should wonder how am I going to finish this. I thrive on the intimidation, because every workout that I do, I want to walk away with an incredible sense of accomplishment. I want to know I gave it my all, that I dug deep when I thought I was done. And against what ever doubts or concerns or negative thoughts I may have had before 3-2-1-GO , I buried that bitch and walked out of the box with a big grin on my face.

In my world, intimidation is good. It stokes the fires and keeps me coming back for more.

So if you are feeling intimidated by the thought of a CrossFit workout – dig  just a little deeper – take your first step into a box (preferably ours if your live in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area). And do that first WOD. And then come back and do it again and again and again. Feel intimidated every single day…and then walk away victorious.


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