Monday, April 16

Once again I get to brag about our athletes that competed over the weekend. I think everyone that was there could see that the 616 competitors moved as well as anyone and really took pride in doing things the right way. And, you all pushed yourselves and found new limits. Congrats to all of you that competed and thanks to everyone that came to cheer them on!

In the competition setting it's all about the leaderboard. I get it. That's what sport is about - doing your best and seeing how you stack up. But let's not let that define us. Especially on a day-to-day basis. 

The fact that we use a clock in CrossFit and we track scores isn't about comparing ourselves to each other, it's about tracking our own progress and trying to get a little better each day. 

It's very easy to get down on yourself because your score isn't as high as someone else's, but you've got to change that mindset. Use the clock and others as motivation, but you can only compare yourself to yourself!

Look back six months or a year. How much better are you now than then? Maybe there's been huge changes in your life outside the gym that have affected your training. That's ok. Don't get caught up in the leaderboard. Let each day be an opportunity to improve one thing and enjoy the process!

Once you begin to enjoy the workouts for themselves and not worry so much about the score, you can relax and appreciate the little things. If you struggle with the comparison game, try to change your mindset. You DO have control of that, but it might take some practice. But just like anything else we do in the gym, practice will bring improvement. 

Try to enjoy it and be proud of each step you make. I can promise your coaches are proud of you!

Workout for Monday, April 16
For Time:
30 Front Squats (135/95)
3 Rounds:
5 Pull Ups + 10 Push Ups + 15 Air Squats
30 Hang Power Cleans
3 Rounds:
5 Pull Ups + 10 Push Ups + 15 Air Squats
30 Squat Cleans
3 Rounds:
5 Pull Ups + 10 Push Ups + 15 Air Squats

CrossFit 616