The inspiration for Wednesday’s blog comes from Mandy, considering our recent 1 rep max tests:
Following a performance based program like CrossFit, numbers can become the driving force behind many of our workouts. Having a numerical goal can be excellent motivation, but the numbers can also create a mental block, and hold us back. If you’ve ever plateaued at a certain weight your physical strength may not be the issue. Obsessing over a particular number can psych us out, and create artificial sticking points in our progress if we let it. If you notice yourself getting into this habit, maybe try building up to the number differently than usual, with different warm-up weights, sets, reps, or rest. If you catch yourself over analyzing the weight and doubting yourself remember that you’ve been working hard and getting stronger. Trust yourself to move the weight and your body will deliver. In the end, they’re just numbers.
December 21, 2011
Back Squat 5-5-3-3-1-1-1-1
4 Wall Climbs
Schedule Update: No classes at CrossFit Fenway on Monday, December 26th.