(This is part 2 to this series on how to increase your anaerobic threshold for CrossFit training. See read about tip#1, see last week’s blog)
Tip #2 – Expect the Pain to Come in Abundance
Get ready for the upcoming pain is a coping skill that you must develop in order to perfect your skill to suffer. The better you gear yourself up for the upcoming suck, you better you will be able to handle it and fight back. Continue reading Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 2)
The biggest question I get constantly is how do I increase my pain tolerance to this demanding CrossFit training. This training regimen is purposely designed for you to suffer. Not because I am a masochist, but getting through the psychological discomfort and physical muscle burning, it the only way you will build mental toughness. Always remember the simple adage to this training – you have to earn your toughness. Continue reading Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 1)
In a roundabout way, I am able to answer the question to “why I do this stuff.” I have invested years in this training because of my fear. However, it is not the same fear that conditioned my life when my mind was inferior. Back then, I let my insecurities paralyze me and inhibit me. Instead of dealing with the constant doubt that I had swirling around in my head, I retreated into a passive mode. I lacked an action plan and assertive behavior. I should have fought back, but I did something much worse than being the typical coward. Continue reading Why I Do This Stuff (Part 3)
“Why do you do this stuff?”
I really thought about this question, especially during my WODs this week as I prepared to write this blog. The first thing I like to mention is that this training is not a choice; it is a need.
It is a need that came out of desperation. I have been chasing a void in my life that’s been haunting me for years. My previous life of making weak choices nearly and should have destroyed me. Living a mediocre life have negatively impacted and clouded my mind. Continue reading Why I Do This Stuff (Part 2)