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
Registration is now open for the Garage Games New England Finals to be held at CrossFit Southie on November 12th and 13th. Competitors in the RX division need to be proficient with all barbell movements at 95#/65# and able to do unassisted pull-ups. Scaled division athletes need similar competence at 65#/45# and able to do purple-banded pull-ups. Click here to sign up.