Burnt Out? How to Enjoy CrossFit Again
CrossFit Burnout: A Brief History
The first time I ever heard of CrossFit was when my friend Ben (who I had just met) told me about it. At the time, I didn’t really understand what he meant since I wasn’t interested in any type of fitness at all. However, after seeing him do some basic body weight exercises with no equipment and doing them over and over again, something clicked inside me and made me want to learn more about it.
I remember thinking “I need to get into this.”
Fast forward a few years later and I found out that there were other like-minded individuals who wanted to join in on the fun. By now, I knew nothing about CrossFit except what Ben had told me. When one day, Ben mentioned that he would be starting up a local affiliate of CrossFit in our town called Iron City Fitness.
I was excited because I thought it sounded interesting.
Over the next couple of years, I became more involved in the community and started attending their classes. One thing led to another and eventually I got a job working at Iron City as a personal trainer. My interest in CrossFit continued to grow and so did my involvement with it.
Eventually, my wife Julie convinced me that we needed to take our new baby girl (Tiana) to see a doctor about her frequent stomach pains.
When the doctor told us that she had a chronic kidney condition called FSGS, it really put a damper on things. For the next three years, my life would be turned upside down in more ways than one. It also didn’t help that I was working a job that I didn’t particularly like and I was dealing with the normal aches and pains that come with being an adult who sits at a desk all day and then works a physical job as well.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success (B Stulberg, S Magness – 2017 – books.google.com)
- CrossFit And Age–How to Coach Older Athletes (J Acevedo – boxrox.com)
- The Insider’s Guide to Tia-Clair Toomey’s CrossFit Diet–BarBend (TC Toomey, F Training – bestcann.com)
- Recommended For You (JC Herz – 2015 – Harmony)