Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Working My Weaknesses. . .
THIS is what I felt like today when trying to deadlift a measly 195 lbs for 3 unbroken reps. . . .
I know that deadlifts are one of my weaknesses - In fact they are my weakest lift and when compared with my other numbers, my deadlift number is ridiculously low. I also know that I should work on the things that need improvement. . . but for some unknown reason. . .
I. . HATE. . DEADLIFTS!
I think part of it is the slam to my ego that I get every time that I do them in a group setting - watching other CrossFitters pick up considerably more than me and make it look easy is frustrating! Don't get me wrong - I love to see other people succeed (Really, I do!), it's just a bit disheartening to watch someone else do something so easily that I struggle with so much.
It's only common sense that I won't get better at something unless I practice it - but it's so hard to practice things that I'm bad at when working on things that I'm good at is so much more fulfilling!
The cold hard truth is that if I ever want to have a prayer of picking up more weight, I've got to start working on my DL form and technique - so I'll suck up the ego to make way for progress :)
Right now, I dedicate my Saturday's to "active rest" where I spend about an hour doing skill work on the areas that need improvement, like HSPU Progressions, Ring Dip Work, L-Sits, etc. Somehow I think adding deadlifts to that list would eliminate the "rest" part of the active rest though, so I will have to find another way (i.e. ask Coach Wilkes!) to work them into my programming more frequently. But I will get them in, and I will improve . . . time to STOP ignoring my biggest weakness just because I don't like working on it!
Posted by Christie at 4:07 PM