Monday, February 14, 2011

Get back to the bar

     Hey everyone. The body is still sore, but I'm fairly sure that the mind has recovered. And we all know that a healthy mind will lead to some excellent rambling... I think.

     Here at the Frosh Blog, we're always coaching the mental side of CrossFit. As you may be able to tell from the title of today's ramble... get back on the bar.

     Why put your hand on your thighs and walk away? That bar isn't going anywhere. Why not finish one more rep? It's not going to kill you. Do your hands really need more chalk? I bet you could still grip the bar. Why are you dropping the barbell? Your WOD isn't over yet.

     So, what is it folks... what keeps you away from the bar? Are you breaking it up in sets? That's fine... 3 deep breaths and back to it. Do you no longer have a grip? Fine, shake those arms and slam your forearms a bit... then back to it. Honestly, during a WOD your mind is going to fail before your body will. So here's my suggestion. Don't listen to it! Push past the threshold of pain, and find a new place that you can push yourself to.

     I just want you all to think about this, and how much time we could be saving by holding onto that bar. So keep a tight grip, pull hard... and do burpees.

Below is a 10 minute video from my final event on Saturday... "The Unknown."

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's Strength

Dynamic Effort
Bench Press 12 x 3 50% (115 lbs)

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