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Old 11-29-2011, 06:42 AM   #1
Luke Pniewski
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Do you ever feel inadequate?

I know it's been a while since I've really lifted, but starting with the crossfit stuff has really put into perspective how weak I am. I about died at my first attempt at grace, about broke my head/neck/face trying to do HSPU.

I never thought of myself as "weak" but I can really see some areas that I need to work on.

But, I do realize Rome wasn't built in a day.

Oh, and the WOD yesterday? Walk on my hands 21 meters? Really?

Sorry, this is just my rant about how much I suck , but it's nice to be here.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: Do you ever feel inadequate?

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I know it's been a while since I've really lifted, but starting with the crossfit stuff has really put into perspective how weak I am. I about died at my first attempt at grace, about broke my head/neck/face trying to do HSPU.

I never thought of myself as "weak" but I can really see some areas that I need to work on.

But, I do realize Rome wasn't built in a day.

Oh, and the WOD yesterday? Walk on my hands 21 meters? Really?

Sorry, this is just my rant about how much I suck , but it's nice to be here.
Everyone feels this way when starting, and by everyone I mean me. When I started I thought I was in pretty good shape as I had just completed an Ironman triathlon 3 months prior. Man was I wrong. In the first month I thought I was going to die at least 10 times, and was somewhat demoralized by watching guys and girls older and what I thought in worse shape than me kicking my butt. Never the less I kept going back and am thoroughly addicted.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: Do you ever feel inadequate?

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I know it's been a while since I've really lifted, but starting with the crossfit stuff has really put into perspective how weak I am. I about died at my first attempt at grace, about broke my head/neck/face trying to do HSPU.

I never thought of myself as "weak" but I can really see some areas that I need to work on.

But, I do realize Rome wasn't built in a day.

Oh, and the WOD yesterday? Walk on my hands 21 meters? Really?

Sorry, this is just my rant about how much I suck , but it's nice to be here.

Judging by the name of this topic I had a completely different picture of what this topic was about!
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
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Everyone feels this way when starting, and by everyone I mean me. When I started I thought I was in pretty good shape as I had just completed an Ironman triathlon 3 months prior. Man was I wrong. In the first month I thought I was going to die at least 10 times, and was somewhat demoralized by watching guys and girls older and what I thought in worse shape than me kicking my butt. Never the less I kept going back and am thoroughly addicted.
Yup, that's me, I completed an Ironman in August, and I guess I was looking for my next adventure, maybe? I dunno, but I can tell I need strength work. Rest day tomorrow? Nope! I've got a nice little MetCon planned! The Ironman in me doesn't like to take days off.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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Judging by the name of this topic I had a completely different picture of what this topic was about!
My penis is the last thing that I'm worried about now.

I'm more worried about my face after falling on it the other night trying to do a HSPU.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:43 PM   #6
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Re: Do you ever feel inadequate?

I think sometimes the crossfit world holds its participants to extreme standards. Sometimes its hard to remember that the things that crossfitters can do is down right amazing. The average person in the world can't squat their own body weight, doesn't even have the flexibility to get to parallel and just eat absolute garbage for dinner.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:37 PM   #7
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My penis is the last thing that I'm worried about now.

I'm more worried about my face after falling on it the other night trying to do a HSPU.
Your face fell on your penis?

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:18 PM   #8
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Your face fell on your penis?

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:22 AM   #9
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Re: Do you ever feel inadequate?

Dang, making our resident uber-troll of the highest degree laugh is a pretty big accomplishment

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Yeah, it sucks at first, but you'll get better, and if you put in the grunt work, you'll be banging out HSPUs in a WOD in no time.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:29 AM   #10
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