“The weight is too heavy.” “I’m going to finish last.” “This workout is too hard!” “I won’t even make it past the warm up.” “I can’t believe I have to scale.”
I hear these comments several times a day. Often it’s just playful banter. Other times, it’s self destructive sabotage. When you tell yourself you can’t do something, you’re usually right. But it’s not because you can’t actually accomplish whatever task is in front of you. It’s because you were defeated at the thought of a challenge. Successful people see every challenge as an opportunity. They focus on their goal and do whatever is necessary to attain it.
A positive attitude can be all the difference it takes to finish a WOD, to PR, to get that first pull up, or even just to make it into the gym for the day. Whenever you find yourself sabotaging your performance, encourage yourself to keep going. Make small goals (sets of five reps, row 100m fast then 50m slow, 1 Clean & Jerk every 15 sec), accomplish it, then move to the next one. Don’t let anyone stand in your way.
TODAY: FRI, JULY 11, 2014
FIND 3 REP MAX BENCH PRESS
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
CHEST TO BAR PULL UPS
*20 Meter Shuttle Run in between each set