Go Fast, Keep Going

“Straight, as long as you can, then fight, fight against the bad feeling”

A great quote from my good friend Mikko Salo when asked how he keeps going through even the toughest of workouts. Putting your head down and pushing through pain is a skill that, like anything else, you need to practice. Sometimes it feels best to stand around, kneel, or lay down during a workout, but that gets us nowhere. Last week we worked on the aspect of competitive gaming and goal setting. This week we work on teaching our bodies to recognize the bad feeling and keep working through it.

Today we look into the eyes of an AMRAP with reps and movements that everyone can handle. Set your goals high, aim for unbroken movements, maybe even unbroken rounds. The need for rest should only be to shake out tired muscles, or take a deep breath, then get back on the rings, kettlebell, or box. Fatigue sets in for everyone. It’s those who can keep moving through it who have the best workouts. Personally I give myself a mental countdown every time I need take a rest, a quick “3-2-1 NOW!”, then right back at it. Try out a technique to cut down your rest and maximize your output. You have 12 minutes to get as many rounds as you can, why waste even a second not doing the work?

February 15, 2011

Strength:

Jerk 3-3-3-3-3

WOD:

AMRAP 12:

5 Ring Dips

7 Kettlebell Swings (32kg/24kg)

9 Box Jumps (24″/20″)

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***No classes at CFF on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day

10 thoughts on “Go Fast, Keep Going”

  1. Speaking of everyone’s favorite Finnish CrossFitter…I highly recommend watching the Journal documentary on Mikko; I think you’ll find that Aaron’s strong feelings are not entirely irrational.

    On the Journal site, search for “Sisu”.

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