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!
I no longer have an inner voice,