Oct 23 2019

When we look back at our workouts we have a lot of feelings and thoughts.

Did it go well?

Did it feel good?

Did you beat so and so?

Were you able to do that set or round unbroken?

None of these things are helpful questions!

Did you give a full effort today during your workout? THAT is the only question worth asking. It's the only thing inside of your control. Focusing on things outside of your control is a complete waste of time.

But what is a full effort? It means in the workout giving all that you have in that moment - both physically and mentally. There's plenty outside of the gym, in the other 23 hours, that effect the hour you spend at MTM (and those things are important too)... But for right now, in the workout, what can you control?

Yesterday's "warm up" was brutal - #fact - but how does it help you to feel sorry for yourself that your Wallballs were tough? Yes, there were a lot of them and Yes they got tough but life is tough. It's how you respond to tough things that makes you who you are.

Instead of being negative about a workout just focus on the effort. Give whatever 100% you have in that moment to the workout. And I don't just mean strive harder at a rep! Be SMARTER too! Maybe the best effort you can give is making sure you're hitting a full and truly legit rep. Maybe you need to take 10 more seconds of rest so that you're able to do the next set unbroken.

Physical AND Mental Effort.

Today's workout is going to take BOTH.

WOD

Seven rounds of: • 7 Handstand push-ups • 135/95 pound Thruster, 7 reps • 7 Knees to elbows • 245/165 pound Deadlift, 7 reps • 7 Burpees • 7 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood • 7 Pull-ups

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