Tuesday 150505

As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
15 Calorie row
15 push ups

Post rounds to BTWB

Jared in the pain cave during a max reps box jump minute.

Jared in the pain cave during a max reps box jump minute.

The raffle and auction were a smashing success.  If you are the proud winner of one of the auction items, make sure to bring your payment and receive your winnings.  Many people purchased raffle tickets and may not have been in attendance.  We have a full winners list in the office. Stop by and check to see if your name was one of the ones called.

A few days ago on the CrossFit Journal there was a great article on fear and how it can affect us in a workout. Perhaps it’s something like box jumps that scare us.  The idea of a two foot jump trying to land on a small box that is knee high off the ground might be daunting to a lot of us.  What about rope climbs?  We see them in workouts a lot and perhaps the idea of hanging on a rope 15′-18′ feet in the air isn’t your idea of a good time.  The point is there are many things that show up in workouts that aren’t in our comfort zone but eventually we work through the fear and surprise ourselves with what we can accomplish.

The article talks about fear that we face and provides some examples and techniques on how to overcome fear.  Tony Blauer from the CrossFit Defense course is referenced a lot and he turns fear into an acronym; false expectations (or evidence) appearing real.  He discusses fear and how to come up with a plan to deal with it.  Read below for a few excerpts and then click the link at the bottom for the entire read.   

In his book “The Fear Project,” Jaimal Yogis talks to neuroscientists, psychologists and elite athletes about how to overcome fear. Contrary to what most of us were taught, the best way to manage fear is not to push it aside but to acknowledge it, accept it and then take action.

Instead of having a panic reaction to fear, the trick is to recognize and accept the fear, and then focus the mind on more useful thoughts. Once the athlete acknowledges the fear, the next step is to focus the mind on something else—a specific cue, a mantra, something to think about other than the fear. With that mantra or cue running through your head, put your hands on the barbell, grab the rope, or step up to the box and jump.

The article can be read by clicking HERE.  There are many references to scenarios we’ve all faced in the gym as well as great pointers on how to overcome and move forward.  



  1. richard :

    u really shud put your daily stuff as blogs or on facebook. it’s better than most of the top 5, 10 20 whatever crossfit blogs out there.

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