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Crossfit Inspiration - The Will to Succeed

by Racer X Virtual Trainer


Pittsburgh Steelers starting fullback Will Johnson almost didn't make the NFL.

The West Virginia University graduate missed a post-college shot at the league because of the 2011 lockout. Determined, he started training with Andy Hendel at CrossFit Charlotte in North Carolina after moving to the state with his fiance'

Johnson stayed motivated by printing out the National Athletic Combine stats of the NFL's top athletes and pasting them on his bathroom door.

"So every morning I went to the bathroom door I could see those numbers and knew why I was gettin' up, going to CrossFit in the morning, why I was goin' to the field by myself," he explains.

When Johnson signed with the Steelers, he was ecstatic.

"You wanna cry, you wanna yell," he explains.

Johnson's fiance' says he might not have the best genes, but he does have the best work ethic.

"Just knowing the behind the scenes of what goes on, seeing him on the field, that touchdown isn't just a touchdown to me," she says. "It's something bigger than that."

As of publication date, the fullback has played 11 games for the Steelers and has 9 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers are currently second in the AFC North.

Even though the main theme of this video is about football and crossfit, the bigger picture is about not giving up and doing everything you can to succeed. This concept applies to everyone from the 40-hour a week Joe fighting to get ahead to the struggling privateer racing for the chance to line up against the best in motocross. So don't get too caught up in the Crossfit/football part and focus more on message of doing anything and everything you can to become better at what you do! If you watch this video and don't get it, well you've obviously missed the message. Keep working hard people! - Virtual Trainer

That's it for now, until next time, good luck with your training and remember, if you have a question, log on to the Virtual Trainer Expert Forum and have your question answered by a panel of experts. In addition, be sure and check out the Racer X Virtual Trainer archive section. Your complete one-stop information zone for motocross fitness. VT Signature

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    Jonnyballs69 November 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    This is motivating, but just not true. This mentality implies that if you ain't winning you ain't tryin. This is disrespectful to incredibly hard works like Jimmy Albertson, JT$, Tommy Hahn and the plethora of hardcores who just don't have the luck or "life chance" as some call it.

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    Joel Younkins November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Maybe top 10's and making main events are wins for some individuals...

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