Kelly Starrett of CrossFit San Francisco on Intensity and Ego

Give this blog a quick read. Here Kelly discusses the importance of leaving the ego at the door in order to progress in a given movement. Basically Kelly is telling his athletes that time isn't everything. Yes intensity is important, but so to is actually executing the movement. 

The first time I did Fran as prescribed it took me 20 minutes BUT I did all the pull-ups at full extension. By the end I was doing the pull-ups one rep at a time. Yes my time suffered but my pull-ups improved. 

So check the ego at the door and persevere. You will be a better athlete for it.