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The Weight of The World

The other day, I watched DP set a personal record on his push jerk.  330 pounds seemed to go up rather easily.  Then he added five more pounds to the bar, grabbed it off of the rack and stood there…

He shook his head and walked the weight back into rack.

He looked a Chu, and explained that he took too long to dip…wasted too much time, and felt the weight of the bar.

He waited another minute, grabbed the weight and immediately: dip, drive, press, and split.  BOOM!  335 pounds overhead…no problem…easy day.

This got me to thinking.  Why couldn’t he lift the weight when he allowed it to sit on his shoulders for some time?  What was the value in immediately moving it in the second lift?

You see, oftentimes, we over-think things.  Yes, the clean, the jerk, and the snatch can be very complicated lifts, but oftentimes we listen to our brains too much when lifting, rather than allowing our bodies to do what they know how to do.

DP felt that weight on his shoulders and thought, “Crap….this is too heavy”.  He felt the weight of the world (at least 335 pounds of it) on his shoulders.  He took too long.  What he should’ve done is put his head down (or straight) and work….

Do we do this in our everyday lives?  Do we over-think everything?  Do we feel the weight of the world on our shoulders?  

How about this:  let’s put our heads down and work.  Before you know it, the moment will have passed.  You will have survived.  You can look back with the weight raised over your head and be proud of what you’ve accomplished.

Alicia did awesome in her first competition this past Saturday!

Alicia did awesome in her first competition this past Saturday!

Her form may not always be the best, but her heart is FIERCE!  Great job, Michelle J!  2nd place overall in the scaled division.

Her form may not always be the best, but her heart is FIERCE! Great job, Michelle J! 2nd place overall in the scaled division.

Yea, I'd smile too if I represented SCF the way Bianca did on Saturday!  2nd place Rx'd division.

Yea, I’d smile too if I represented SCF the way Bianca did on Saturday! 2nd place Rx’d division.

A focused Tracy lead to a PR in her jerk.  Great job!

A focused Tracy (and some cute new Oly shoes) led to a PR in her jerk. Great job!

Tricia A. got 95 lbs overhead in Saturday!  Pure BEAST!

Tricia A. got 95 lbs overhead on Saturday! Pure BEAST!

Amy came in first in the scaled division and 5th Nationwide.  Amy is a stellar example of someone who was patient during an injury and it has paid off!

Amy came in first in the scaled division and 5th Nationwide. Amy is a stellar example of someone who was patient during an injury and it has paid off!

Eliza doin' some WORK!

Eliza doin’ some WORK!

Roxanne may be half of the women that she used to be, but she certainly not half as strong physically or mentally!

Roxanne may be half of the women that she used to be, but she certainly not half as strong physically or mentally!

Not pictured, but fierce competitors, Lynn D, Victoria D, Ashley M, and Jess L, really represented SCF in the All-Girls CrossFit Competition held at SCF on Saturday.  I hope to post more pictures of these ladies in the next few days.  Thanks to Joe A. for taking all of these great photos!

One Response for The Weight of The World

  1. Tricia Anderson:
    December 10, 2013 10:21 am

    My first competition went surprising well. I didn’t throw up (almost though on the last set of burpees), I didn’t dissapoint myself by being chickening out and achieved more than I thought I would. Working against 20, 30 and 40 yrs olds is humbling. So, I gave my self some goals perhaps low, but surpassed them by two rounds plus !! Now I need practice more and get a cutier outfit and definitely oly shoes ~ Hello Santa…. ? I told Bill Roy, my judge that I was having so much fun and boom 95lb PR!

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