8 x 400m run

Dudes rowing.

Sticking With It

Occasionally mid workout we will get questions like, “I think this is too heavy, can I take off some weight?” or “Can I switch to kipping pull-ups instead of chest to bar, I’m not sure I’m going to finish?”  Let’s be honest, we’ve ALL had thoughts like this at some point.  95% of the time, the answer from your coach is “no.”  We say “no” not because we are mean, but because we want you to commit to a plan and see it through, to learn from the experience and put that knowledge toward next time, and because we know that while the human brain and body are capable of convincing you of what it can do, it’s also really good at convincing you of what it “cannot do.” A bad day at work, a sleepless night, or a bad food day and all of the sudden 95lb thrusters seem too heavy and 20″ box jumps are good enough.  We’re here to make sure you convince yourself of what you CAN do, day in and day out.  In the end, the workouts that you complete after you questioned your ability to do so, will be the ones of which you are most proud.

Have you asked for an easy out in a workout and been told no?