Lets talk about mindset. What are thinking? Are you thinking? Recently I’ve been mulling this over and shared with some of you what it means to be mindful. At CFOX we are nice. We allow you to use dry erase boards to track rounds, reps and or write the workout down. All so you can keep track of what you are doing during the WOD. In my experience this is unusual. Some of you check out completely during training and just move. It’s okay but it could be better. We are training your bodies but we also want to train the brain. Stay in the moment, strategize, count. All of it. By exercising the brain you will conquer the body. You can feel your weakness and strengths, Learn your limitations and push past them. Mental barriers will hold you back more than a weak pull up. I often want an athlete to strategize how they are going to accomplish a WOD. When to break up reps to limit rest time and keep moving. Come up with a gameplan to finish and improve. I don’t know if you know this but I’m short. Some aspects of what we do favors height. Rowing and wallballs are great examples. We all know Karen, 150 wallballs for time. I cannot do that unbroken. I wish. I will break this WOD up to maximise downtime. I want that ball to move and not stop but if I open up with 20+ more than likely I will not recover quick enough to get another set and another and another. What if I can do 8 reps and rest for only 5 seconds or so and go again, counting from the time the ball leaves my hand. If my math is correct there will be roughly 90 seconds of rest. That seems like a lot of time not moving the ball. I also know if I did 10 reps at a time I might not get back to the ball quicker than about 8 seconds. More than likely it would be closer to 10 seconds thats already 150 seconds of rest. That’s a lot more. Of course my goal would be to decrease all rest times and just get it done but if i play games in my head and count it makes a torture that is Karen more bearable and eventually faster. Stay in the game,think through the wod, have fun!
1 Rope Climb
*Score is HSPU