“I hate this movement”

I hear it regularly, and I’m guilty of it myself.  Saying “I hate this movement”, “I suck at those”, or anything else negative about a workout, or a particular part of a workout is just setting ourselves up for failure.  By stating it we’re making it that much more real, mentally defeating ourselves, and really giving power to the workout, forcing us to react rather than preparing to attack.

It’s OK to acknowledge that this is difficult, as the saying goes, CrossFit never gets easier, you just get better.  No matter how long we do this there will always be new obstacles to overcome, and PR’s to set.  We’re all capable of amazing things, challenging ourselves to be better every day.  Why would we want to limit our potential, or make the workouts that much tougher by bringing negativity into the mix?  Make a commitment to yourself to keep working hard to improve, heard your goats, take control of your fitness, and stay positive.

September 29, 2011
Strength: Low Bar Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3

12 Push Press (35kg/25kg)
6 Bar Facing Burpees


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12 thoughts on ““I hate this movement””

  1. My personal solution to this would be HSPUs all day, every day. But I’m not sure that’d be considered “constantly varied”.

    I know I’m guilty of the mental defeat thing, particularly with wall balls. It’s easier to use my height as an excuse and just consider that my weakness than to work DB thrusters. FGB was huge for me since I got a handful of wall balls/round with the 14# ball, proving I am capable of it. I just need to get more than 1 out of every 2-3 attempts, which isn’t going to happen if I don’t work on them. Or grow 6 inches. Something tells me I should work on them.

  2. LBBS: 80kg. Something just didn’t feel right with this one today.

    WOD: 6 RX. The light weight is a little deceiving, but this was a fun one.

    Glad to finally make the front page. Maybe this will jump start my modeling career.

  3. LBBS — 57kg, finally back around the old pre-marathon/pre-IT band weights…great timing with marathon #2 in 30 days. Here’s to smarter recovery this time around.

    WOD — 6 + 3 Rx

  4. oww oww! what a stud you are, james!

    LBBS: 52kg. I really wasn’t smart today about my increases each set, I definitely have more in me than 52kg.

    WOD: 5 rounds even. this is a deceptive little bugger and i spent way too much time not doing any push presses.

  5. I had PT at work today, but they let us do our own thing, so I did the LBBS in our “no dropping the weights!” gym. Got 170#/77kg. Probably could have eked out a bit more, but didn’t want to get in trouble.

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