CFHY December Athlete of the Month: Tina Lilly

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for December is Tina Lilly.  Tina is an absolute powerhouse, and her consistency and dedication at the gym has led her to some tremendous improvements lately.

Tina has quietly been showing up and working hard during class- often “hiding” in the back room (as if we can’t see her back there crushing it).  She always pushes hard in workouts, and challenges herself with appropriate weights.  It’s easy to get stuck in a rut- always using the same weight or scaling a movement in the same way that it ceases to be appropriately challenging.  There can be a fine line between over and under scaling something- and the reality is that the sweet spot comes when you can push just out of your comfort zone into something that is challenging for you but still allows you to keep an appropriate amount of intensity during the workout.  Tina typically does a great job finding that exact spot- not allowing herself to get too comfortable when she realizes that she has “leveled up” in a lift or skill based movement.  This is how progress happens.

Tina has also put in time outside of classes to work on her weaknesses and things that she would like to get better at, and because of this recently was able to string multiple pull-ups together.  Sometimes in CrossFit it can be easy to lose sight of how really incredibly strong and impressive the feats we see every day are- and stringing together multiple pull ups truly is impressive!  It doesn’t come easy, and it’s only through consistent work and practice that developing new skills and getting stronger happens- and Tina is a great example of how when you show up and commit to the process of growth and work positive things happen.

Tina clean

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