Monday, July 31

More great stuff from CrossFit coach Ben Bergeron. This is about putting character first and how improving your character and discipline outside of the gym can improve performance. Like he says at the very beginning, he doesn't preach discipline and good character because he wants to make the world a better place, he does it because it makes his athletes better competitors. (Although, making the world a better place ain't bad)

Now, I'm not going to the CrossFit Games. It's not a goal of mine to be a competitive CrossFitter. I just like working out and trying to be the best version of myself. That starts with character. I just saw something that said "you're never too important to be nice." I think we all need to hear that once in a while.

In the video, Bergeron references the "Complaint Free" bracelet he is wearing. I was lucky enough to have had a boss a few years ago make me wear one of those. Every time you complain, gossip, or criticize you move the bracelet to the other wrist. It makes you immediately aware of how often you complain and can really change your outlook on life from negative to positive. Check out more here.

Watch the video, especially the first part about where to start. It's not about ability and strategy right away. Build your person and process first.

Workout for Monday, July 31 Overhead Squat 3X7 **Work from Floor**

For Time: 12 Squat Snatches (135/95) 12 Overhead Squats Run 800m 9 Squat Snatches 9 Overhead Squats Run 800m 6 Squat Snatches 6 Overhead Squats