Head Games

Best idea since Caleb's ice net.

Best idea since Caleb's ice net.

Warm-up: 10 each of Deep Forward, Side, and Backward Lunges; 15 Push-ups and Squats (45/25lbs), 50 Double Unders, Hip Opener

MetCon – AMRAP 20 Minutes:
15 Bodyweight Squats (70% for the chicas)
25 Burpees

Let’s revisit an old post from yesteryear about working hard and pushing through perceived limits (kinda like what happened in today’s MetCon).  This one comes from June 29th, 2009.  Oh, how the time flies when you’re coaching the hardest workers since those guys that built the heads on Easter Island.

I’m not referencing the Foreigner’s song by the same name – although it brings up many good points in its own right.  No, I am talking about the constant struggle you have with that silly noggin’ of yours during the nasty MetCons.  I want to discuss the inner voice we all have that says, “No arms, you can’t push press that 95lbs again.”

We’ve all been there.  We reach that point every day we train where we don’t think we can do another rep, finish another round, or survive the MetCon without some rest.  Hey, I totally understand.  The human body has certain limitations, but our mind is almost too “motherly.”  Your brain has in place safety mechanisms that try to protect you from injury, pain, heavy loads, Fran, and Helen.  But I see it every day at CrossFit Ktown: someone is willing to get that extra rep, finish that next round unbroken, and crush the nastiest of nasty MetCons.

A wise man once said, “Only people willing to work to the point of discomfort on a regular basis using effective means to produce that discomfort will actually look like they have been other-than-comfortable most of the time.”  I think we can apply that to the work we do at CrossFit Ktown, what do you think?

It all comes down to a matter of choice, really.  Are you going to choose to abide by the inner voice’s whining, or are you going to tell it to pipe down while you do some work?  It is pretty hard to increase work capacity when you’re constantly weight gazing.  Next time you find yourself weight gazing, pick the dang thing up and DO WORK!

The only voice I listen to is Miss J’s,
Coach G

What MetCon has helped you get past your limits the most?  Post to comments.

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:55+00:00 February 26th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|6 Comments


  1. Brandon February 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Oktoberfest WOD #3 (3 RFT 800m, 50 KBS).

    Was uber scared going into it, and ended up doing the whole thing unbroken. That was a huge wakeup call for me … if I can do those unbroken, why can’t I do other stuff unbroken?

  2. Taylor February 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    like Linda

  3. Brandon February 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I’m not sure if Jesus could do Linda unbroken, Taylor. Even though he’s a hell of a front squatter…

  4. Callie February 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Fight Gone Bad. I saw the pain and suffering on the faces of the 5:30 crew when I walked in, and it looked like the hardest MetCon I had seen yet. It was close, but seeing my name on the board for the first time the next day was the best feeling! (The first day I ever came, a Saturday, has still actually been the hardest MetCon for me.)

  5. Taylor February 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    he’s the only one to complete the “Dead Sea” WOD 21-15-9 BW front squats and burpees with a weighted vest while walking on water 2:49 Rx

  6. Cesar February 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Even though I’ve done King Kong 3 times (all in the same day) & ran and rowed a 10K back-to-back Rx in 12 minutes total…Linda definitely pushed me beyond my limits, my triceps died on the bench press…i think i could have done it unbroken if Ktown had some of these at the gym to get my arms swole http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80755968/

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