Some of you may have noticed some unusual names on the whiteboard lately. Well to answer your questions or concerns they have been given their CrossFit nicknames/alter ego.
Alter Ego according to Wikipedia:
An alter-ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person, who is often oblivious to the persona's actions. It was coined in the early nineteenth century when dissociative identity disorder was first described by psychologists. A person with an alter-ego is said to lead a double life.
Alter-ego is also used to refer to the different behaviors any person may display in various situations. Related concepts include avatar, doppelgänger, impersonator, and split personality.
Alter Ego according to Chris Mello:
Everyone has a 2nd personality/persona/2nd self deep within us. We use it when we are about to start a WOD, attempt a PR lift, push through the end and finish strong when we don't have any more gas left, accomplish something we never dreamed possible.
It takes each of us to a place where we don't think, we act! It takes us to a place we you don't just push hard you push HARDER! It takes us to a place where you feel like you can't continue to go, you not only go you go HARDER and STRONGER than you ever thought!
My Alter Ego:
Above is a clip from one of my favorite movies of all time, "the Boiler Room". I am a personal development and sales geek! I love people, I love learning, and I love challenges.
I watched this movie about 15 years ago (and still do to this day). It planted a seed in me about how I approach the things I do in sales, building a business, and how I attack a workout. The characteristics that I live by: It taught me to be tenacious, aggressive, hustle, not take NO for an answer, be confident (almost to the point of being cocky, but not quite:-),
Tell us about yours?
Do you have one? If not, you might want to develop one.
Taken from: http://cpmfitness.blogspot.com/search?q=alter+ego
Teams must move a combined total of 10,000 lbs using just the back squat.
One person works back squats at a time, one bar per team. While one member
does back squats, the other must do a sit up (one for one).
Posted by Chris.