There's a lot that goes into goals. There's the planning aspect of it. There's the accountability aspect of it. There's also the resiliency factor that often goes into play. I often tell others that success is never linear. The path to success is a convoluted line of twists, turns and is rarely if ever pretty.
Often individuals believe that if their path to their goal is not going as planned to abandon that goal all together. The problem lies in the fact that one is no longer accountable to their goal as they abandoned something they wanted.
Cross Fit has taught me much. I thought while I attended the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic that I was humbled through school work. The years after, I was humbled daily by extreme poor treatment. Now I am once again humbled by not only starting from scratch but through patience in a sport I began less than a year ago expecting greatness.
My right rotator cuff does need repair. When a 10/10 on the pain scale is experienced in just putting on a shirt; there's a problem. My technique of grip it and rip it while I push out pain can only go so far.
I joked with my wife Chantea that one week during the Open, Dave Castro will announce all of the events my shoulder prevents me from successfully accomplishing and put them all in one workout. 18.3 was it.
The day before my workout, I did a dry run to see what I could do and push through. I was optimistic about the overhead squats until I attempted to hold the bar overhead. All joint stability is lost at the moment.
I must get my shoulder repaired. Stem cell therapy was my first resort. Unfortunately our class 3b laser is not getting the results I need. Then I will need to continue to get down a relaxed double under, improve my deadlift and squat max to over 500 lbs, overhead squat to 225 lbs, clean 330 lbs, snatch 315 lbs and get my times down in the "girls". There's a lot of work to do in only one year. Where will I end up? I have no idea. What I do know though is that if I follow my plan each and every day, where I end up will be a better athlete than I am sitting here typing this today.
James "Jim" Goetz, affectionately referred to as, "Dr. Daddy", is a leading global expert in the field of health, fitness and wellness having spent many years as a strength and conditioning coach, completing his national chiropractic board exams and authoring numerous articles on the subject. He currently explores the unknown in advancing human performance through scientific research.
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