Holiday Training (Part 2)

oppositeAs I gathered my reading material and left the pool, I was ready to go to work. It seems that my life of living the average Joe was short lived. But, more importantly, I have been right all along on my perception of the general population.

The majority is a bunch of lazy, immediate gratification seeking slobs.

In order to distance myself from this world of mediocrity, I had to workout on a day where most don’t train. Continue reading Holiday Training (Part 2)

Holiday Training (Part 1)

4As you all I know I’m a huge proponent of training on holidays. For example, doing “Murph” on Veteran’s Day is a mainstay of mine. It’s one of my favorite CrossFit holiday WODS. I usually write a blog to motivate you to train right before a national holiday. But, for this Fourth of July I got sidetracked and never even started the article. My apologies, tough people. Continue reading Holiday Training (Part 1)

This is How I Have Changed from Mental Toughness Training (Part 2)

confront 2Now that I given you all the bad news from the last blot that your mental toughness training will never get easier, let’s move on. Accept the fact that your journey towards improving your ability to overtake adversity will always be faced with bumps in the road and WODS that make you feel like you are dying. As you get better with your conditioning skills and tougher in your ability to mow down CrossFit legends like “Fran” and “Helen”, understand that your insecurities will still be a part of you. It is a huge myth that even the bad assess in the world don’t have demons. They do. In fact, you want and need your self-doubt to resurface whenever you begin a WOD.

Continue reading This is How I Have Changed from Mental Toughness Training (Part 2)

This is How I Have Changed from Mental Toughness Training (Part 1)

download 1I got lots of emails about my latest experiment on documenting my thoughts before, during and after a WOD and seems that I was very helpful to many of you. Glad it was. I will continue to takes notes of my thought patters of future training so I can share them with you all.

It seems that the majority of you were very shocked at my daily struggles with the WOD. Many of you commented that my mental battle was very similar to the mind wars that you all go through. Continue reading This is How I Have Changed from Mental Toughness Training (Part 1)