In CrossFit, we hear the term PR often. The ol' "Personal Record". When you are new to Crossfit, the PR's happen almost every single day. As you get into your CrossFit training, those will start to be less frequent. These PR's are due to the DRASTIC improvement in movement, mobility and just coordination of the movements. As these things get ironed out, your abilities improve, and you have made a ton of PR jumps then you will be reaching a point where it will come down to strength improvements for you to get PR's. They won't happen nearly as often. And for those that have been doing this game for a long time, it may be like 2-5 years before we get a PR in a particular lift. But when it happens, its a great feeling!! But do you ever think that your PR doesn't count because it's not very big next to others in the gym? Regardless of what others are getting in the gym, you need to be proud of and celebrate YOUR PR's because of what it means. If you have a lifetime PR and it's 100# less than someone else, it's still YOUR lifetime PR. Think about it...its the MOST weight you have EVER lifted in your ENTIRE life!!! That is HUGE!!! One of the greatest things Crossfit has ever done has gotten people proud of their performance. It's not about how much weight you need to lose, or what you need to look like. Those things happen as a by-product of the training. The emphasis of your training is what you can do and the best part of finding out what you can do is when you can do more today than you could yesterday! These improvements are what will keep you driving forward and need to be celebrated! Now when it happens that you aren't getting those new PRs like you used to, then its REALLY time to celebrate them when they do happen. When I say celebrate, I don't mean to go to the tallest mountain and shout it out, but I do mean to show the pride in yourself and your feat! If you have a PR board, write it up. If you have a PR bell then ring it, If you have a location on facebook where your members put their PRs up when they happen, then put it up! We all love to see each other succeed. We love to give high fives. These are perfect opportunities for them! So don't EVER shy away from your PRs! Take them when you can get them and hold them high!!! And DON'T EVER care what that PR is compared to anyone else. It's a PR for YOU!!:)
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