“With Crossfit we are changing our lives. Our health, our performance, and our physique. What we sometimes forget about is our mind. We are becoming mentally strong! Do not underestimate the power of being excited about something…like a weakness. That is the beginning of turning it into a strength!” me
Pictured here with my good friend and mentor, Tony Blauer Founder of the S.P.E.A.R. & Blauer Tactical, after winning the Deadlift/Box Jump workout at the 2011 Reebok Southern California Regional.
2 thoughts on “Tip of the Day”
I like the idea of competing, don’t know if l have what it takes? There seems to be so much depending on form and rythem, this is a mental block for me! Like double unders! Dose it just take more daily time and devotion and l would get it? Can you teach an old dog new tricks!
Thanks for the response Tamara! The best way to find out if competing is for you is to enter a competition and see how it goes. You may enjoy the challenge. Remember with Crossfit our goal is to work on and improve on all 10 elements of fitness: Cardio, Stamina, Strength, Power, Speed, Agility, Flexibility, Balance, Coordination, and Accuracy. Regarding your double unders. Yes, you will get better at them as you improve your Coordination which will come with practice and time. But also remember that there are so many things you excel in like strength and the drive to get better. Don’t let one movement get you down or think you aren’t very good. Your goal is to be good enough at double unders so that you can do them decently and it doesn’t destroy your time on a workout with them. Homework: Don’t worry about singles. You are good at those. Focus on only feeling the rope and spinning it twice rather than fast once. We will keep working on it. Yes we can teach an old Dawg new tricks!