This week’s overview of February 18th through 23rd has some changes to how we normally display the whole week’s workouts. Starting Monday off, the weather is going to call for cloudy with a chance of “Meatball”s with those flying Wallballs, Calories on the ASSault Bike and rounds of strict Cindy (Pullups, Pushups and Air Squats). Tuesday is a deadlift focused workout. First, we will build up to a heavy set of 3 then focus our attention “Dead Ahead” to this workout with Deadlifts, Box Jump Overs and Push Jerks. On Wednesday, look for that “Double Play” of Olympic lifts; in this AMRAP there will be Power Snatches, Overhead Squats, Hang Power Cleans, Calorie Row and Double Unders. Thursday’s are for Goats. This is CrossFit slang for a movement that challenges us. Today is geared towards “practice,” dialing in our mechanics with a controlled heart rate. As an example, to improve the technique of double-unders, we want to practice at a low-intensity where we can really focus on the mechanics of the hands and the timing of the jump. For the next five weeks our programming will have the overview through Thursday. Then each Thursday evening, CrossFit will release the workout for the Open and it will be add it to Friday’s programming. In this celebration of fitness everyone is equally capable to perform these workouts at any fitness level whether it is done Rx or scaled. This is a great opportunity to see where you stack up against others, and more importantly, against your former selves.
From CompTrain Mindset:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed, is to always try, one more time.” – Thomas Edison
Let’s not beat around the bush here.
It’s not a comfortable place.
But to look at failure as a sign to stop, or to give up, is a fundamental misunderstanding of what it actually means to “fail”.
The nature of a failure is not to tell us who we are. It’s not to tell us if we are good enough, or deserving enough, to succeed.
The nature of a failure, is to tell us a way that didn’t work. It’s to educate us. And above all, to test us. To see if we really have the guts.
“Giving up” is our greatest weakness purely because it counters our greatest strength. That of adaptability. As history has shown, we just need to pick ourselves back up.
When we train ourselves to view failure as the teacher and guide she is, there is only one move to make – to try one, more, time.