Yes, all these athletes looks like they are having a blast, but aren’t there days you wake up too sore, too tired and the WOD looks too easy or too hard. I know we all have those kind of days and it’s ok. if your body is telling you to take a rest day then take a rest day, but if your mind is telling you to “wuss out” here are a few suggestion to help you push through it.
First, find someone that holds you accountable. Yeah, you know that annoying friend or coach that just won’t let you skip out on a WOD because you are being a wuss! Help each other out. Text, call or be their alarm. Whatever needs be, find that trusted gym “companion” and make sure you both show up!
Second, find someone of the board that is consistently a little faster and stronger than you. It should be your goal each day to demolish your “secret board admires” time. If you don’t one day, come in the next knowing you will fight tooth and nail to inch closer to their scores. Once you do pass them, find another and another as you climb the board!
Third, sign up for a competition. Either a local Crossfit comp, a marathon, a Ragnar, Dirty Dash, the list could go on. How else can you better prepare yourself physically for a future competition…go to the gym. Better yet, sign up with a buddy. Again, you can help push each other in preparing for whatever event or competition you signed up for.
Last but not least, set goals. Have a month long goal, a 6 month long goal and a year long goal. As big as cutting a minute off your mile time to increasing a lift by 2.5#. No goal is too little or too big. Give yourself something to work towards, and when you accomplish those goals, CELEBRATE!!! I like rewards, they motivate me. Not saying they do for everyone, but find what does and enjoy it!
Those are a few suggestions on how to kick the “WUSSY” you aside and enjoy being the strong, powerful, sexy machine you are!
16/April/2014 Wednesday WOD:
15 barbell good mornings
400 m run
15 weighted sit ups(DB behind head)
75 double unders
2 rounds for time:
25 push ups
2:00 accumulated plank (once form breaks, time stops, rest and start where you left off with time)
* 3 scores, slowest round of PART ONE, slowest round of PART TWO, total time of PART THREE
After yesterday’s WOD, you may really find this useful, so try it out. Loosen up that lower part of your body, get ride of those aches and pains. Take care of it before it becomes a problem. A good cool down is as important as a good warm up! MOBILITY…