CrossFit brings out a lot of competition. Either with others, or with yourself. Competition isn't necessarily a bad thing. Having a competitive mindset is what can help you push just a little harder than you think is possible to get through a workout or add more weight to your bar. But, too much competition can have a negative impact on your training. If we're constantly vying for that top spot on the leaderboard, or the fastest time of the day, or the most weight lifted every time we step foot in the gym, our bodies will eventually burn out. Competing and trying to maintain a top spot day in and day out adds unnecessary stress to your workouts. Our workouts are stressful enough as is. If you're newer to CrossFit, your competition is you and only you. Your focus should be on what you can do any given day you walk in to the gym. If you've been around CrossFit for a while, then competing with others is okay, but let's keep it friendly and still within your abilities. Overall, we want all y'all to have fun in the gym, it's only a workout.
Emrys and Suze having a friendly plank tug-o-war.
A. 2rm deadlift
B. Every 90 seconds for 15 minutes:
odd rounds - 2 deadlifts (85% of A)
even rounds - 8 toes to bar + 8 wall ball (20/14)
Posted by Megan