Last nights workout announcement is going to land differently for everyone.We all gotta deal. Here’s your survival guide.
Athlete 1 – Buzzin out of your brain
I’m delighted to see you are pumped and ready to eat 16.1 alive. That’s awesome.
But calm down.
It’s 20 minutes of non-stop lunges, burpees and pull ups.
You gotta keep your head. Think about finishing faster than starting.
Staying down-regulated is the key. Low heart-rate, cold dead eyes.
1. If you find yourself holding your breathe, immediately relax and get that oxygen flowing again.
2. Don’t fail a pull up. Easier said than done, right? This basically means make sure you have enough in the tank to complete the planned reps before you jump on.
3. This is all about the burpees. Go easy. Make them low energy. Step down and up, and breathe?
Athlete 2 – Terrified beyond description
The worst thing that’s going to happen is you are going to get tired.
It’s only another workout. You can absolutley do this.
If you accept the fact that you are going to be nervous, self-doubt will be present and you have nothing to prove to anyone, it will make it a little easier.
And remember, everyone is behind you.
1. Distract yourself today. Honestly, in this instance denial is the best form of stress relief.
2. Go into the gym and tell everyone how nervous you are and how shit you are going to do. They will be kind to you.
3. Be really supportive of others and they will return the favour.
Athlete 3 – I wanted to go RX, but can’t. Fuck you CrossFit.
I get it. Damn chest-to-bars. It’s so easy to turn this into a self-immolating-angry-castro-hating-blame-game.
Please, don’t do it to yourself.
This can be such a positive thing if you just frame it right.
And who knows, your first chest-to-bar may well be waiting for you this weekend.
1. The scaled competition is absolutely huge, there’s so much to play for. Go get it.
2. The scaled version is actually gonna hurt like hell. Get your head around sitting in the pain-cave, then embrace it. Got an engine? This is your time to shine.
3. In a years time when you re-test this workout and go RX, you can look back at your current self with patronising glee.