May 26th, 2012
A successful mindset embraces hardship. It’s through experiencing and enduring hardship that benefits are gained. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Are you willing to sacrifice time and resources to do proper grocery shopping?
Are you willing to prep fruits and vegetables for juicing, and more importantly, willing to clean up afterwards?
Are you willing to plan and prepare your meals in advance?
Are you willing to make your way to the gym instead of taking the exit for home after a 12 hour day?
Are you willing to spend extra time to mobilize yourself in order to perform better during a workout?
Are you willing to try your best with the potential to fail and or come in dead last in a workout?
Are you willing to put in extra time after class to work on what it is you’re most weakest at?
Are you willing to put away your ego and rest when your body sends you signals to?
Are you willing to commit to sleeping early in order to give your body adequate recovery time?
And lastly, are you willing to repeat this cycle of hardship, without any guarantee of gaining benefits?
If you answer “no” to any of these questions, it’s time to reflect on why you’re not willing or capable to do so. If you have reasons why you cannot, we’re all ears, but you better make sure it’s a reason and not an excuse. We’ll let you know right away if you aren’t certain which it is.
Everybody trains for different reasons. The “why” behind why you train determines how great your motivation is and how much hardship you’re willing to endure. Try to make sure the reason why you train is a really important one. The reason why CrossFit 101 exists is to help people change their lives for the better, and that’s a really important one in our books.
Main Group Workout
1RM Hang Power Clean
3 rounds for time of:
10 muscle ups
15 hand stand push ups
20 v-up sit ups
(Rest 1:00min between rounds)
“Barbara” Modified – (Compare to 9/12/11)
3 rounds each for time of:
20 pull ups
30 push ups
40 sit ups
(Rest 3:00min between rounds)
4x100m Overhead Walk, 2x45lbs (alternate with partner)