150414 - Perspective. Change it.

The way you look at your training is a matter of point of view. Let's look at couple of examples:

Your 1RM deadlift is 10lbs less than it was last CrossFit Total, as well as 15lbs less than your rival in the gym. Do you look at it like you're getting weaker and that CrossFit's no longer working for you? Or, do you look at it as a wake-up call to those things you've been neglecting like nutrition, recovery/sleep and stress management? 

Suzy so and so picked up the rope for the first time and is knocking double-unders out after a few minutes of coaching and practice. You still can’t get them. Do you look for reasoning like "I'm not a natural athlete" or "These suck and I hate double-unders so I'll just do singles each time." Or, in contrast do you think "I know I can get better at these, because honestly I don't put in enough time practicing this one movement. If I can dodge a wrench I can double-under!"

Both of these scenarios have played out in the gym and the people were able to find that new perspective. How about you? Are you willing to re-examine your view on your training? Can and will you choose to grow rather than fade?

Perspective isn't everything, but it's a lot. 

General Warm-Up
3 rounds
50 double-unders
10 KB swings 
10 empty bar (EB) good mornings, scale up through each round

CrossFit
Strength
5, 5, 3, 3, 3, deadlift
WOD
AMRAP 15: 
5 HSPU
10 alternating pistols
15 ring rows

5/3/1 Week 2 Deadlift
Specific warm up
5x 40%
5x 50%
3x 60% 
Work sets
3x 70%
3x 80%
3+ 90%
Accessory work
AMRAP 8: 
5 HSPU
10 alternating pistols
15 ring rows with rings at box level

Michael Reynolds

CrossFit Level 1 Coach