6/23 Mental Toughness Thursday
Allyson driving up with her elbows out of the bottom of a heavy thruster. Allyson has started her new job in Port Angeles, Washington. We will miss her fun energy in class.
Today's mental toughness post comes to us from the SealFit blog. Commander Mark Divine discusses the power of positive thinking.
It should be no surprise that I suggest that SEALs employ positive thinking as a key tactic for mission success. Without it, SEALs would find it difficult to work as a team, or make it through an intensive training like Hell Week. But the skill is not talked much about, only in the context of managing internal dialogue. It isn’t practiced either, per se. It exists in the successful SOF candidates as a trait either accrued from their upbringing, through parents and/or influential mentors or perhaps their very DNA carried the seeds of a positive mindset. But where did this simple idea, that positive thinking can influence outcomes positively, come from? Has it always been part of our cultural norm? And by the way, what the heck has happened to it recently? It seems that our media and political establishments are working overtime to turn back time and eradicate this important part of the American cultural history: that what you believe is possible is actually achievable.
As many reps as possible in 3 mins of: Strict Pull-up (Scale as needed, but keep the movement strict. These reps do not need to be unbroken. No kipping)
Rest 3 mins
As many reps as possible in 3 mins of: Strict Ring Dip (Scale as needed, but keep the movement strict. These reps do not need to be unbroken. No kipping)
21-15-9 reps, for time of:
Thruster, 95/65 lbs
Compare to July 28, 2014
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