...what today's post was going to be about?
Have you ever had people doubt what you were doing here at CrossFit 818? Maybe that the workouts were too hard, or that you would injure yourself with that 'crazy' CrossFit stuff. How about that you weren't really an athlete and didn't really belong? I've said it before: get rid of the naysayers in your life and surround yourself with positive people. I'm not talking about friends who will never call you out when you're wrong, but people who are supportive in helping you reach your goals. One of my biggest pet peeves is people saying 'can't' in my gym. I can't, you can't, he can't, she can't... Well that's a load of bull crap! "I can't" really just means "I won't".
Leading up to last night's NFL Wildcard Playoff Game featuring the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the talk in the media was more of the same: Tim Tebow wasn't good enough to beat the #1 pass defense in the NFL. All the experts said that Pittsburgh would embarrass the Steelers. Even Tebow's own coach wouldn't say that he would stick with Tebow if he struggled early. Well, it just so happens that the word "can't" is not in Mr. Tebow's lexicon. He not only shredded the Pittsburgh #1 pass defense, he set the NFL postseason records for most yards per completion (over 30 yards per!) and the longest pass play in an NFL postseason overtime.
Now get fired up and let's hit today's training hard!
5 rounds for time:
25 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)
Posted by Zareh.
While watching the Thursday night football game, I couldn't help but marvel at how one athlete managed to yet again ratchet up his game when the pressure was the greatest. Tim Tebow is now 4-1 as a starter in the NFL, and despite a majority of experts or analysts insisting that he doesn't have the talent to play quarterback at the professional level, he continues to lead his team to victory.
In the context of your workouts, no matter how tough the first few rounds or reps of a workout are, you have to dig deep and find your inner Tebow. It may not be pretty, but sometimes all that matters is getting the job done!
21 Push Jerk (135/95)
21 Deadlift (135/95)
15 Push Press
Posted by Zareh.
Yesterday, while watching the BCS National Championship game I saw a commercial starring Tim Tebow. In it, he states that he was constantly told throughout his football career that he was not good enough to play quarterback at the next level. While the company is using this story line to sell an energy drink, I have little doubt that Tebow uses the negative comments about his capabilities of playing QB in the NFL as motivational fire. Athletes constantly use everything around them to fuel their fires, to drive them to work harder, be better, and overcome obstacles in their path to their goals. Why can't you do the same? Similarly, in 2009, Michael Jordan was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. His induction speech was one for the ages, as it revealed an ultra-competitive athlete that even in his late 40s, still believed that he could get back on the court and produce. While most of us don't earn millions of dollars to compete in an athletic endeavor, we can learn from these athletes by using everything we can as motivational fuel to continue our drive towards elite fitness.
What drives you towards your fitness goals? How do you motivate yourself to stay consistent and reach your fitness goals?
Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame Speech (here)
Posted by Zaren.