10/6 Mental Toughness Thursday
Your coaches want you to leave it all on the floor today.
Pacing and consistency is an important mental and physical element of CrossFit and many other athletic endeavors. This is especially so in a death by workout like today's.
Often times, after a coach says, "3, 2, 1, GO!" we see people go crazy fast at the start only to seriously slow down as the workout continues. While we love the assertiveness to go for it, many times in CrossFit and life, it's the ability to pace and be consistent that will get you where you want to go.
Developing pace and consistency takes practice and mindfulness. During your next workout, pay attention to your breathing, pay attention to your posture, pay attention to what you're doing with your face.
The moment you notice that you're body is no longer in a good position, slow down. Once you're recovered, pick up the pace just a little bit. Resist the urge to go breakneck only to breakdown.
Keeping a consistent pace that allows you to keep the intensity high is way better than flying and dying. A consistent pace helps with your mental toughness. Knowing that you can keep going, even when it hurts, is a great lesson in CrossFit that translates wonderfully to life.
Death by Clean & Jerk 135/95#
Perform one rep in the first minute, two reps in the second minute, three reps in the third minute and so-on until you are unable to complete the required reps in the minute. Score is rounds and reps.
Today's workout sneaks up on you. It will feel very easy the first 5 mins, then it will get very interesting. Let it feel easy. The goal of any death by workout is pacing and consistency. The weight is light, scale the weight so that you can get over 10 mins of work.
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