Do you feel rigid or flexible?


Athletes who are great at CrossFit are able to adapt quickly and effectively. To constantly improve at this sport, you have to constantly adapt to your environment, the movements, the amount of time you’re working, your competition, and other influences. If you can be more flexible, and less uptight or rigid, you’ll find that it’s easier to perform well.

1. So, think about someone who is very flexible (not physically, but mentally): He or she could also probably be described as easy-going, adaptable, laid-back, calm, cool and composed. What is the typical body language associated with this?

2. Now, think about someone who is a bit uptight: He or she might be edgy, on the defensive, tense, worried, anxious, stern, controlling or rigid. What type of body language is associated with this?

  • Do you think you could be more flexible? Do you think that would allow you to stay calm, and focused on what’s most important? I know that I feel better when I’m easy-going and my goal is to be cool in any type of situation.

The next time you’re in a situation where you begin to feel “agitated” or “thrown off” by something that’s going on around you, think to yourself “uptight or flexible?” and try to remain unaffected. Continue to challenge yourself to be adaptable to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

It takes constant effort to remind yourself how you want to act in an uncomfortable, or pressure situation. Take the time to respond and stay easy-going, instead of reacting quickly with agitation.

Do you think it would help you to become more flexible?


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3 thoughts on “Do you feel rigid or flexible?

  • carolinecombs

    Yeah I feel rigid… and I even know why. I never stretch. I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that it isn’t taking up time I could be doing more… the stretching IS doing more, and I always end up regretting it the next day. I think there’s a lot in this post that is vastly helpful for people exercising that just get missed.