January 10, 2014

Food for Thought: What is strength?

Is strength physical or mental?  Or both?  Any CFer will tell you that they’re much stronger than they ever thought possible.  Part of it is the physical conditioning but most of it is probably from pushing beyond preconceived limits.  When you were on the treadmill / elliptical / weight-o-matic machine at the globo gym and you felt a little burning in your calf or lungs, you probably reigned it in.  But at CF you feel that burn and look to your fellow CFer who is undoubtedly still going, so you dig a little deeper!  And what do you know, eventually you don’t even notice your body trying to stop  you, in fact you’re the one that newbies look to when they start to feel it.  It’s a good feeling, no??  Keep up the good work, CFers!

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    hoov January 10, 2014 Reply

    CFers as individuals or as a team. When one is down the other is there to help pick up the load or provide encouragement. I recently experienced this doing push ups–thanks to my partner I made it through to the end.
    Box jumps with a weighted ball have to try that one.
    Overheard at CF "Lets go that’s why we we show up, to get the heart rate up"

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    Wicasa Yatapika January 10, 2014 Reply

    In life there are two of everything, and sometimes to understand what something is one must first study what it is not. What is weakness? 1. the state or condition of lacking strength. 2. the quality or state of being weak. 3. a quality or feature that prevents someone from being effective or useful. 4. something that you like so much that you are unable to resist.

    From that one can see what true strength is and why CF instills it in many forms.

    Veteran CF’ers will never master number four because they will keep coming back!! Ergo, there is sometimes strength in weakness…

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