Crossfit: Mindset

I was debating on which workout today to do the other day.   I wimped out and did level 2 (see below).  After the workout, I talked to my friend and he did level 3.  His strategy was that he would work through it and take breaks if needed.   For non-Crossfitters, the goal in a Workout of the Day (WOD) is to get the best time so people compete on time as well as weight.  In my mind, I got overwhelmed over doing 45 push presses (the hardest of the 3 exercises for me ).  Instead I should have looked at it as doing 4 sets of 10 and a set of 5 push presses (for example).  Anyway, I went to the gym the following day and knocked out the level 3 workout.  It wasn’t so bad after all.

My lesson learned is not to get overwhelmed.   Like any big project in life, get started, take it in bite size chunks, take a break if needed, and then keep going.  Before you know it, you’ll have accomplished your goal.

Level 2:  20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps

  • Deadlift, 75 pounds
  • Hang Power Clean, 75 pounds
  • Push Press, 75 pounds

Level 3:  20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps

  • Deadlift, 95 pounds
  • Hang Power Clean, 95 pounds
  • Push Press, 95 pounds
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