Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 6)

breathe(This is part 6 on this extensive search on how we can raise our ability to handle pain during a CrossFit WOD. I would like to thanks all that have emailed me and commented on how they are enjoying and using the mental tips in this series

Since the overall response have been extremely positive and helpful, I will continue with this series with more suggestions on how to deal with suffering and making it less aversive.)

Tip #7 Don’t Freak Out. This mental tip is not really a tip, but an insight. When it comes to a hardcore anaerobic WOD, what causes the greatest sense of agony is not when your muscles start to break down or when they are burning like fire. The first sign of chaos is the uncomfortable feeling of struggling with your breath. Continue reading Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 6)

Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 5)

haters(This is part 5 on this continuing series on how to elevate your pain threshold. Read the other parts in past blogs from this series)

Strategy #6  Imagine those that want to see you fail. In other words, the next time you are being a puss to a little pain and whining like a baby, think about your haters. Imagine the pleasure your past and current doubters will get to see you giving up because you can’t handle a tiny bit of suffering. In fact, go a little deeper –imagine the assholes of your life smirking, taunting and laughing at your lack of wiliness to handle pain. Continue reading Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 5)

Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 4)

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(This is part 4 on this very depth look on how to increase your pain tolerance during a vicious CrossFit WOD. If you want to know the 5 previous strategies, just check out the last 3 blogs.)

Tip # 5  Understand your Why. When you get to the point of a rough WOD and you think you can’t tolerate any more pain and want to quit, guess what? You’re wrong again! Your body can handle more suffering and stress than you can ever imagine. One of the strongest way to turn your aching body into a full armor against pain is to refer back to your why

Your why is the reason you are doing the workout. Continue reading Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 4)

Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 3)

mad(This is part 3 on this series on how to increase your tolerance for suffering during your CrossFit or HITT workouts).

Tip #4 – Get Angry. This tip ties in with tip#2. The second tip was how cussing can raise your tolerance to pain. Maybe it’ not the F-bombs that elevate your ability to handle shitloads of suffereing, but the emotions that comes when one swears like a mad man or crazy bitch. Continue reading Increasing Your Pain Tolerance for CrossFit (Part 3)