The Perfect Coach’s Athlete, Part II
The coaches at CrossFit Oxnard have spent tens of thousands of dollars and hours on their training to be the best trainers, coaches, and mentors they can be. We all have our different styles and personalities, and that diversity truly is what makes the staff so powerful. We also realize the responsibility we have to you, and that this relationship goes both ways.
All this week, I am breaking down the perfect athlete from a coach’s perspective…CCPP.
The more experienced an athlete is, the more bad habits they pick up; we all have them. When I had to renew my CF Level 1 last year, I was a little annoyed at the time and travel cost just to revalidate the life I had been living for the past 5 years. However, within the first hour, I had realized that I had forgotten way more than I thought, and there was gold in this weekend. I had to drop any ego or arrogant attitude and remember that you can always get better, always sharpen your tools. They do tend to get more dull with a lot of use.
Being coachable does not mean hearing the coach and putting that tool (aka coaching cue) into your tool box to maybe use later. It’s listening to your coach, and then immediately recalibrating as best you can to see if it works better for you.
If you can do Fran in 2:46 Rx, and think you are good to go because you think you’re the best in the box, that does not give you the right to discount a damn thing. Plenty of people have amazing athleticism, but move horribly. Often, we see what you cannot.
What a coachable person will do is take that coaching cue, and then bust their ass seeing if that cue can then shave just 3 seconds off their time. Always getting better, always sharpening your tools.
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