Most of us become easily discouraged when we don’t see any progress. We frequently compare our success to that of others based on what we see on the internet and social media. However, it is the small changes that we must make in order to get to where we want to be and to recognize that there is always room for improvement. One important aspect is to surround ourselves with people who want to do the same.

In this podcast episode, Cade Castro, born and raised in Lubbock, 27 years old, dreamed of becoming a firefighter, and now a CrossFit Paladin coach since April of this year shared his experience as a member of the community 

Cade’s understanding of CrossFit expands as he joins CF Paladin. He explains that the main reason someone should join a box rather than try to do it on their own is that there is a bigger picture at stake. It’s simply being with like-minded people who want to improve and grow.

“When you’re on your own, then you lose motivation too, and that was really hard for me. So when I become a CrossFit Paladin and being a part of this community, seeing people’s first pull-up or one right max, that’s something that really inspires me…That there’s so much more out there and CrossFit Paladin exposes me to that.”

There will always be tough days, and it is inevitable that there will be tension and resistance along the process, but we must learn to deal with them in order to improve and become better. Thus, having that encouragement from those around you who are also striving to be their best will increase your chances of success.

Cade is about to start his barbell club in CF Paladin, which will have a snatch focus first. It will consist of six weeks of barbell-specific work done every Friday night. So, if you’re one of those people who want to improve their snatches, sign up for his class. Small progress is still progress.

“I think that one of the great things about CrossFit is there are endless opportunities for that. And it’s just something that keeps life fresh when you’re getting to celebrate new accomplishments all the time. It keeps you motivated, keeps coming back and doing these things that are ultimately just going to lead to longevity for yourself.” – Melissa Koenig


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