I recently watched this video on YouTube and one of the lines that stuck out to me was, “Is that all you got?” Mental toughness is a big aspect of CrossFit. Before I started CrossFit I thought I knew what mental toughness was. The saying, “There’s no crying in baseball!” is 100% true. If you get hurt, you rub some dirt on it, walk it off, and get back in the game. If you’ve had a bad day, suck it up because your team needs you. Come game day, you have no other option but to give every play all you got.
Coming from that background, I figured, a 10-minute workout? Piece of cake! Well if you’ve ever done “Karen” you know how awful 10 minutes (or less) can be. “Karen” itself isn’t a hard workout. Chances are you’ve done 150-wall ball in various different workouts. What makes workouts like “Karen” so unenjoyable is that it’s just one movement. There’s nothing to break up the monotony of the wall balls. Fortunately, your body will never fail a movement like wall balls. But your mind will do everything in its power to convince you otherwise. It’s up to you whether you want to listen to that voice begging you to stop or ignore it. It’s up to you how much effort you put into your workouts.
What I’d like to encourage you to do, is to tease that red line as often as you can and try to do something a bit more challenging every time you step foot in the gym. Don’t allow yourself to get comfortable. Try to give your workout all you got. You’ll be surprised with how much you are capable of when you venture out of your comfort zone.
Jenny: "Is that all you got Molly?"
A. Tempo Back Squats:
B. AMRAP 6:
6 kb cleans, left (70/53, single kb)
6 push ups
6 kb cleans, right
6 push ups
rest 2 minutes
Posted by Megan