Day 1 is in the books!. If anything I got from the first day (if all squats were done in same day) was mental toughness. Pushing and feeling confident in doing so. But mental toughness non the less. If you know me well, you know that I struggle with my pain threshold. For example, we’ve all pretty much have done or attempted CrossFit Open workout 15.5. Rowing and Thrusters……..All legs. This workout was the most painful for me and my worst of the the 5 workouts. I mean seriously, thrusters aren’t really bad for me and I can sit on a rower for hours. But at the same time, I can do a max set of thrusters at 95 pounds and probably get a high rep count but if you tell me to do another set, I probably might only get one. Why was this workout difficult for me then? A. It could have been because i haven’t done enough thrusters leading up to the open to prepare for a workout like that. Or B. I haven’t put myself in positions where I could mimic workouts like 15.5. (pushing through pain)…so for the majority of this year I decided to work on option B. So for the past month I’ve programed a lot of similar style workouts that would prepare me for me situations like 15.5….but even that only helped a little. I realized now that its just regular CrossFit that can do the trick. Do more CrossFit and do it at 110%. Do not be bias or nit pick workouts. Work your weaknesses and hit em hard.
FORM, FORM, FROM!, always with sets of 7 or higher.
*tips- Try to get to 5 as fast as you can, then focus on a nice easy last set of 5 (5 fast, 5 slow)
Make sure you are breathing through each squat. Don’t get gassed. You will find yourself out of breath after each set.
* stretch well before and have fun.
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