Gymnastics teaches you basic movement patterns such as squatting, jumping, pulling and pushing. These body mechanics are vital and functional to your quality of everyday life. In anything new you are learning, it’s never a great idea to skip the basics. Imagine how hard it would be skipping pre-school, never learning the alphabet or 1,2,3’s but trying to read a book and calculate math. Mastery of the CrossFit Gymnastic movements will not only improve body weight movements but also how well you can move objects such as a barbell, kettlebell, medicine ball or dumbbell.
It’s probably the most common excuse that we hear (or perhaps have used ourselves): “I’d love to make it to class, but I just don’t have time.” Really? Is that truly the case? Do you not have time OR are you not making it a priority? Try saying this instead: “I’d love to make it to class, but it’s just not a priority.” Oh---not really what you want to hear, but most likely a little closer to the truth.