Monday, February 6

Friday’s workout was tough! Sort of a slugfest that lasted 30 minutes.

In CrossFit we try to be pretty good at a lot of things, but a workout like Friday’s exposes you if you’re not good at one of those movements. All of the sudden you’re getting less and less rest and the workout gets exponentially harder.

It’s ok. Our day-to-day training should be seen as practice and a chance to evaluate your current skill and fitness level. The last thing it should do is make you feel bad about yourself.

Anyone that made it through the 30 minutes accomplished A LOT of work, whether it was RX’d or not does not matter.

One thing I did notice is that somewhere in the middle of the workout attitudes changed. There was no talking (maybe just because it was the morning classes) and the looks on faces were less than pleasant.

I’m challenging you to be conscious of your attitude and expression next time you’re in a fight like this with a workout. Keeping a positive attitude can make a huge difference in physical performance.

Try to give yourselves little goals to hit during each part of the WOD. Don’t just look at the big picture and think about how big it is.

I heard someone say this a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since – “The physical part is hard enough, don’t let the mental part make it harder.”

I know it’s not easy, but give it a try next time. Just step back, smile and attack the next rep with everything you have. Then move on to the next thing and do the same.

You can’t do it all at once, so be proud of where you are and look forward to moving ahead.

Workout for Monday, February 6
Front Squat
1X4 @ 70%
1X3 @ 75%
1X2 @ 80%
2X1 @ 85% – 90%

21 min EMOM
Min 1: 4 Ring Muscle Ups + 5 Burpees
Min 2: 7 Thrusters (105/75)
Min 3: Rest
*Scale MU with 6 C2B Pull Ups, Pull Ups, or Jumping C2B