Friday February 13, 2015

STRENGTH: 

Deadlift 2 @ 65%, 2 @ 72.5%, 4×5@ 77.5%

CONDITIONING:

12-9-6-9-12

Thruster (95/65)

HSPU

I wanted to take a minute to talk about some points I find to be very important to the gym, your performance, and the atmosphere inside CrossFit High Tide. Often times, we find ourselves presented a workout, a movement, or even a warm-up that may not be in our wheel-house. At that moment, we are given two options: remain positive and charge onward OR shower the world in negative attitudes, thoughts, words, or actions. Your positive attitude is so contagious and can really change the dynamic of the gym. You may be the spark that the athlete to your left or right needs that day to get through the WOD. You may be the starting point for a ripple effect of positive energy and positive thoughts that carry everyone through the workout. The same can be said of negativity. A complaint, negative comment, negative action or body language carries the potential to extinguish the spark others may have brought to the gym that day. All of that being said: you are presented two options or approaches to each WOD – which one do you choose? If you chose positivity, share that with the world and bring someone along with you. If you choose negativity, keep it to yourself and search for a way to be positive.

The second point is – why the heck do we walk through that door every day. Some rise early. Some rush in after the school bus or late after work. We all carve out time to walk though those doors – but why? I believe every athlete at CFHT walks through the doors in pursuit of one thing – to be the best he or she can be. That means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but we are all pursuing the same goal together. We are sometimes blinded by sweet PR videos, the whiteboard, our own insecurities, or even our own stubbornness to realize we are all using CrossFit as a means to an end. It is the medium by which we choose to exercise in pursuit of being our own “best”. If you’re out there shaving reps, cutting corners, or taking the easy way out (cherry picking WODs), then you are only impacting your own progress. Ask yourself – did I take steps toward reaching my goal today? That time/score will be erased, but you moved closer to or further away from your own personal goal. MP

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