Jen getting after it on the air assault bike.
Today's mental toughness focus is on virtuosity. Virtuosity is doing the common uncommonly well.
When Greg Glassman created CrossFit he challenged us to:
Mastering the basics takes mental toughness. It's easy to be allured by something new, something novel, or something "harder." But, chasing the next level without mastering the current one is a fool's move. In fact, Coach Glassman addressed this very topic in a letter to CrossFit trainers. He wrote:
"The urge to quickly move away from the basics and toward advanced movements arises out of the natural desire to entertain your client and impress him with your skills and knowledge. But make no mistake: it is a sucker’s move. Teaching a snatch where there is not yet an overhead squat, teaching an overhead squat where there is not yet an air squat, is a colossal mistake. This rush to advancement increases the chance of injury, delays advancement and progress, and blunts the client’s rate of return on his efforts. In short, it retards his fitness."
I want your fitness to improve. If you seek to master the basics it will. Seek virtuosity in everything you do and it will. Tell me in the comments on which movement you're working to become a virtuoso.
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