Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 20, part 3. The three part podcast series that we have done on rookie mistakes, which could be anyone’s mistake, or everybody’s mistake.
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Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 20, part 3. The three part podcast series that we have done on rookie mistakes, which can be anyone’s mistake, typically everybody’s mistake always. So quick recap on the previous episodes we had not eating enough was number one to focusing on weight over technique. Three was overtraining. And then last week we talked about not working on your weaknesses, not warming up and not celebrating small victories. If you want to check those out, you can go to anywhere. You can go to our website and find the links to find the podcasts, or you can go on I tunes and whatever to listen to part 1 and part 2, if you like. Part 3 even if you don’t like part of 3, maybe part 1 or part 2 is better. So don’t take my word for it. Check it out. Find the one that works for you. So. Number seven, we have unrealistic expectations vs. I think we forgot. to write the rest.
Unrealistic expectations for you to finish that sentence.
Moving on to number eight. So what do we mean by unrealistic expectations?
Well, I think that a lot of people actually there’s a really good like there’s a really good, unrealistic expectation that people have about CrossFit and lifting weights in general. And this is specifically towards women that this is a bad expectation. So we can talk about good expectations and bad expectations. And I think this is one that’s a bad expectation because people just don’t know. But like women that are afraid to touch a barbell because they’re going to get bulky. That to me is having an unrealistic expectation. And so that’s like a bad thing or expecting that of it is going to be too intense for you to do because you’re not in shape yet, quote unquote. You guys can see me on video. I’m doing quote unquote. But if you’re listening, then there’s people that have unrealistic expectations. That crossover is too intense for me. I’m not in good enough shape to cross feet yet. So that to me would be like the negative side effects of unrealistic expectations. Now, the other side of that is people that have expectations like, hey, I’m going to come two times a week and I’m going to get shredded like the people that I see compete in the CrossFit games or I’m gonna just show up to CROSSFIRE fit and I’m just gonna do the workouts and I’m not going to change anything at home with my diet, with my sleep, with my stress. And I’m going to expect that I, you know, hit my all my fitness goals. And that’s an unrealistic expectation. Thinking that this, you know, like doing bare minimum work is going to produce the results that you’re looking for. Right. So my my big like hot point is people that think they’re going to get bulky from lifting. I always think it’s so funny because you see in the crossFit games, like if you see the women on the CrossFit games. If you see them on TV, they look pretty huge, you know, but it’s usually in the middle of a workout when their muscles are all pumped up. But if you saw them in real life, if you saw them and we’ve had we’ve seen them in real life, we’ve been to regionals, we’ve been to events where they’ve been there. You see them in clothes. You would never know that they were a professional athlete. They’re typically smaller. You know what I mean? So they’re not like huge. And we’re talking about people that put in. Four to six hours of work a day. They have professionals cooking their meals, so they’re eating way more protein than you probably do in a week, in a day. They’re on top of their nutrition. They are working out. You know, that long every single day. And and they don’t look jacked and bulky. There is no way that you’re gonna come into a crossfit class and lift sixty five to one hundred pounds and get bulky. And so I always think that’s funny, cause strength training is so important for women. It’s so important for it’s it’s so important to drop body fat and look lean. You have to have muscle mass. Look lean. And so if you’re leaving out the if you think you’re gonna do cardio and you’re just gonna leave out the strength training stuff because you’re afraid to, you know, like your traps get bulky or, you know, whatever it is, then you’re missing out and you’re actually going further away from your goal of looking lean. Because when people say they want to look lean, what they might like, when they want to look tone that they’re talking about having like a little body fat. So low enough body fat that you can actually see your muscle and then actually having muscle to be able to see. And so the only way to get muscle is to put your body under stress and strength training at least three times, three times a week. And so that’s what we do in crossfit. We also teach you how to eat, right. So that’s another part of it. Looking lean is making sure that you’re you’re getting enough protein. That’s a whole nother topic. But I think that’s one of the biggest that I wanted to touch on is unrealistic expectations in that form. And then I know you probably want to talk about unrealistic expectations of not seeing results.
Yeah, I mean, I think it comes down to a lot of different things, like what your version of unrealistic expectations is. I think a lot of times people come in and they do crossfit for about a month or two and they expect to do a bar muscle up or a ring muscle up. And I’ve never even tried it. Now there are some freaks out there who come in and that they have they have a different background and they come in and they do a ring muscle up. Just trying it for the first time. Granted, they probably have a really good kinesthetic awareness. You only had to tell him one or two things to get him above the rings. But I mean, that’s few and far between. But like, you know, having this idea that everything is going to fall into place within a month of doing this. Give me a break. I mean, I pulled up that video the other day of, you know, an Olympic weightlifter who’s, you know. Well-known. Definitely has gone to the Olympics, doing back squats and still coming up off his heels. I mean, this guy’s granted is one hundred and forty kilos, which is like, what, 300 pounds over and over 300 pounds. And he still has technical fault, right? Yeah, but so and it’s like, you know, and he’s probably been with weightlifting since he was like very young, maybe nine, 10, 10 years old. And so understanding like that process is not overnight. And I think to many we live in that I want it now kind of world like. You’re going to have to put in the work and it’s gonna be a process and it’s gonna be a lifelong process. It’s not just this quick fix to whatever ails you like that is not what we provide. We do not provide a quick fix. We do not. Even even when we take people in into our system, the number one thing is like, I want to lose weight. We don’t even take that. Like if you lose weight, that’s great. That’s just a byproduct of what you’re working towards. But don’t expect that as an expectation of joining a gym within a month. Like it’s just not going to happen. And if it does, you know, do we know it’s gonna happen? Yes. Any kind of outward stimuli, especially from Cross Fit, which is a really good overall fitness thing. We’re changing you know, we’re changing the routine of normal fitness gym goers. Right. And so, yeah, you will see an expected dip in weight. But it’s not our sole outcome because at the end of the day, if you lose 20 pounds, then what do you just give up? Do you stop doing what you want to do? Like you just throw the towel in and like, hey, man, I got my 20 pounds, I’m out. Yeah, but expecting that in the end of three weeks or four weeks of doing crossfit is just not realistic. Like that’s just that’s that’s insane. Like if you lose 20 pounds in four weeks, there’s something going on. I think that we actually see the scale kind of go backwards because, you know, we start to replace you know, we start to increase muscle mass. OK. And so if we’re not staying ahead of that curve, you’ll start to see more weight on the scale than off of the scale. But then you don’t start saying like, you know, hey, do my clothes fit better? Do I feel better? Do I sleep better? You know, are those things a factor? Because if all we do is we rely on this expectation of losing weight, we’ve done you a disservice. Right. And it’s not it’s not it’s not a lifestyle change. It’s a temporary fix for what ails you. And so like that’s on the weight loss side. But like on the technical side, like it’s going to take a while to learn how to squat properly. It’s going to take a long time to learn how to clean and how to split jerk. It’s going to take a lot of time to to learn how to snatch properly and feel comfortable in the bottom position. It’s going to take a while, the overhead squat. But if we’re not making those adaptations and we’re not saying, hey, you know, I need help with this, like no coach in the world is going to be able to fix you of your problem unless you say something, right?
Well, I think you hit on something that’s really key here is that I and I work with people their….
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