Thursday, July 25

Are you a leaderboarder? Are you always checking the scoreboard to see how you did compared to everyone else?

The scoreboard/whiteboard can be great for motivation, but you should never let it dictate how you feel about a workout. Only you know how hard you tried and the scoreboard has nothing to do with that.

Also, one workout doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to your lifelong pursuit of fitness. And since there is no end to that journey, you can’t get too high or low about one workout. Look at the big picture!

In Ben Bergeron’s podcast he discusses leaderboarding and how they try to avoid it in CrossFit competitions, but more importantly, how we should avoid it in life.

These days there are metrics in front of us all the time on how many likes we get or how many followers we have. We see everyone’s best version of themselves on Instagram and it gives us a false sense of reality. We start comparing ourselves to the “perfect” lives we see online.

Avoiding these influences can be tough so we really need to think about what success in life looks like to us. How are you measuring your success? Is it your paycheck or your CrossFit scores?

Watch the podcast below for more on how the scoreboard is lying to you. The first 10 minutes is about avoiding the scoreboard in competition, then they get into the real life stuff.

Workout for Thursday, June 25
For Time
Buy In with 800m Run
42 - 30 - 18
Pull Ups
Push Ups
Box Jumps (24/20)
*Mandatory Step Down on Box Jumps
Cash Out with 800m Run

CrossFit 616