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Just a thought…

April 29, 2010

You ever get nervous before your workout?  If your a Crossfitter you do, because you know your going to push yourself to the edge.  That’s not a comfortable place to be.  What’s unique about this program is that it asks you to push that limit on a regular basis.  Why?  I’m always asking why.  Here’s what I think.  Close to the edge, that’s where all the good stuff lies.  The results, the neuroendocrine response (hormones).  When your done with a wod in which you’ve laid it all out, nothing left, there’s more than just a sense of accomplishment.  You’ve done something special, you’ve pushed your limit farther than ever before.   It’s uncharted territory, for you anyway, and that’s something special.  So, if your not getting a few butterflies, maybe you should be.

Sometimes that nervousness can go too far.  It can negetively effect your workout.  Here’s a recommendation.  As your standing there waiting for the 3,2,1…go,  take a deep breath and really step back for just 2 seconds and smile, look at those around you, notice how alive you feel, accept the forthcoming pain, now you got your mind right.

the bottom line…Some people dream of success. while others wake up and work hard at it!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. KimA permalink
    April 30, 2010 8:34 am

    Thanks Paul! I’m going to try your recommendation today before I challenge Jackie today.

  2. Tami permalink
    April 30, 2010 2:45 pm

    Love it! Totally get butterflies and that is exactly why because I know I am going to leave everything out there. It is such a sense of accomplishment and I love that I have complete control of what I put into the workout and what I get out of it!

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