We are not the strongest mammal.
We are not the fastest mammal.
We are not able to breathe underwater for long compared to other mammals who can breathe in and out of the water.
We are not able to fly like other mammals.
We are not able to see in the dark like other mammals.
The list can go on with what we are not able to do compared to other mammals.
So if you really think about it, physically we are inferior to many mammals.
So what makes us different? What makes us the most powerful mammal?
We are able to problem solve better. We are able to understand emotion. We are able to adapt. We are able to analyze our thinking.
Our mind is the most powerful weapon in this world. If we learn how to train our mind, we elevate ourself. If we learn to harness our mind, we are able to overcome obstacles.
In a CrossFit gym, you learn how to do this. Each day you face a challenge which is an opportunity for you to harness your mind. It’s an opportunity for you to prove to yourself that you can do that hard shit and overcome it.
One of the most famous quotes by the creator of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, is “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit is between the ears.”
What he was referring to was your mind. If you do CrossFit, you become a more powerful mammal because you are constantly building a tougher mindset.