Making your fitness a priority in your life isn't always easy (especially if you're just getting started). It's all about mental toughness. I like CrossFit for many reasons, one of the foremost among them being the carryover it has to my everyday life. The physical advantages of being a CrossFitter are obvious, but the mental advantages should not be overlooked! One of the most important skills I have learned during my time CrossFitting is how to stay relatively calm under pressure. In the case of CrossFit, pressure tends to manifest itself as a ticking clock, burning lungs, and a skyrocketing heart rate. The athlete who can manage to stay composed and as relaxed as possible through that pressure tends to do the best in the long run. When confronted by pressure situations in life, I like to think of my most difficult workouts. If I am able to stay calm and get the job done during the last leg of 2,000 meter row, despite the lactic acid in my legs, my burning lungs, and the edges of my vision going black, then working under a deadline behind a desk doesn't seem like such a hard thing anymore.
CrossFit workouts have also taught me to split up daunting tasks into smaller, more manageable parts, and to take pleasure from completing each of those portions as I work to the larger goal.
Reminders: Our Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am classes are now live and we have childcare available! Also, this Sunday marks the return of CrossFit 818 Yoga at 11:45am. Don't miss it!
A. 5RM Bench Press
B. "Let's Start Buildin' Some Hurtin' Bombs"
AMRAP 12 Minutes:
5 Plyo Push-ups (with slam ball)
4 Slam Balls
2 KB Snatch (53/35)
1 Squat Clean & Jerk (185/135)
Posted by Zareh.