Did it allow you to strive for perfect movement, maybe work on pacing, or did it allow you to focus on your breathing?
The problem is that the numbers on the whiteboard are just that …. numbers. They don’t tell the whole story.
What if one athlete didn’t count all of their reps correctly?
What if they didn’t break parallel on every squat?
How do numbers show that someone wanted to solely focus on their technique?
If you take a score as pure fact. You may find yourself questioning the performance of your fellow athletes and yourself. This can breed an unwarranted disrespect and arrogance.
We’ve all heard it … “There’s no way So and So did all of those reps correctly. When I was doing it, I did it unbroken and correctly,”
Oh how quickly we forget that this is all about bettering ourself and encouraging others to better themselves. The daily WOD isn’t a competition.. want to really know how good you are. That is what the CrossFit Open and Local Competitions are for.
I challenge you, look at the whiteboard as a personal tracker for only YOU, and YOUR performances over the course of an extended time period, not just one day.