7/7 Mental Toughness Thursday
Rachel practices the quick foot wrap and grabs onto the pull-up bar for practice. The rope climb is not about pulling strength, it's about foot work and technique. You can do it!
Today's workout is all about facing down fear. Many of us have a fear of heights, and the rope climb can bring that fear front and center quickly. That's why we have a shorter rope climb option. Practicing something scary, like a rope climb, can give you confidence in the rest of your life. We all want to be courageous and brave. Having those qualities does not mean you're unafraid. Quite the opposite. I think the only time we can be brave or courageous is WHEN WE ARE AFRAID.
Conquering your fear requires mental toughness....and practice. If you're afraid of the rope climb, climb it only two feet above your head, or one leg wrap. Do that until you're confident. Then climb it two leg wraps, then three legs wraps. Next thing you know you're at the top of the 12 foot rope.
It takes practice, sometimes daily practice, to conquer a fear. It's something we do all the time as children. Isn't maturity and growing up all about facing and conquering our fears. Why should adulthood be any different?
One of the many things I love about CrossFit it that we are continually challenged to grow mentally. We face fears, do things we never though possible, and discover our mental, spiritual and physical strength. Good luck today!
As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
For the prone to standing rope climb with knee raise, lie on your back under the rope, pull yourself to standing, then lift your hands above your head and grab the rope with a full grip. Extend the arms and hang. Lean back and raise the knees to the elbows or as high as possible. Bring the feet back to the ground, this is one repetition.
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