Tuesday, November 27

I was coaching class last week sometime and as I watched people push through a workout, this thought came into my head, “You have to enjoy suffering a bit to do CrossFit.”

I’ve had the same conversation with people WOD after WOD about how terrible that was, but then we all show up again the next day. What is that?

I think that is what sets CrossFitters apart from a lot of average gym goers. There’s something in us that enjoys the pain, the discomfort, the suffering.

And the best part is that those things are what give us results. That “pain” you feel during a workout is the good kind of pain. It’s you telling you body to get faster, stronger, better. If I can quote my favorite t-shirt brand No Fear, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” (ugh, sorry about that)

This all goes back to intensity - which I’ve written about a ton before - and intensity is what causes your body to make a change. You have to push yourself.

I wish I could do this for you. I wish I could get in your head on the days when you just don’t feel it and motivate you. I wish I could magically give everyone Coach Tom’s pre-workout energy!

But it has to come from you. It has to come from inside. Not the music, not the inspirational poster, but deep within you. You need to believe in yourself and know that you are worth it.

I promise that we as coaches will keep pushing and motivating the best we can, but at some point, it has to come down to you. I believe it is in all of you, now it’s time for you to believe it too.

Workout for Tuesday, November 27
Min 1: Max Unbroken Strict Pull Ups or Bar Rows
Min 2: 45 sec Hollow Rock or Hold
Min 3: 45 sec KB or DB Suitcase Hold (both hands)
Min 4: 45 sec Plank Position Shoulder Touches
Min 5: Row Max Calories
Min 6: Rest

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