Monday, April 15
I read the article The Psychological Dangers Of A Sedentary Life and it looks into the question of how we can actually change our less-than-ideal behaviors. Why is it that we do things we know aren’t good for us, or aren’t helping us reach peak performance?
Most therapies to help people change behavior work towards some kind of shift in consciousness. And new research suggests that physical activity can be directly linked to helping change your state of mind.
“In pushing the body, we expand the mind.”
The article is pretty short and worth reading, but I am pulling a few quotes just in case you don’t click through.
“Overcoming physical obstacles strengthens our willpower muscles, extending our capacity to master other life challenges.”
"It is not those who can inflict the most, but those that can suffer the most who will conquer."
“The key to high levels of achievement is a self-talk that embraces the discomfort of extraordinary efforts.”
By pushing through tough CrossFit workouts or other physical efforts you are training your mind to tackle other challenges in your life. It also works the other way - a positive mental approach will help your physical performance. “Our internal dialogues become destiny.”
"Do something every day for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test."
Workout for Monday, April 15
*Build Up with Made Sets of Touch and Go Reps
13 min AMRAP
20' DB Overhead Lunge (50/35)
10 DB Twists