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#2613 – Improve Your Mental Game

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Friday 4/14/17

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Improve Your Mental Game

This article was written for the Open, but I think it applies to all CF WODs, especially those benchmark workouts or any WOD that you know is going to be tough. Many times a workout has movements that we dont like or that we just aren’t good at. We can find all kinds of excuses to coast and not really push.  Here is a great article on how to improve your mental game and crush those WODs!

When you’re struggling with a WOD, how many times do you tell yourself you suck?” Baird recalls.

This question, or rather his honest answer to it, made Baird’s stomach turn.

aird says Martin prepares his athletes to not only be physically ready, but he also demands that they are prepared to deal with adversity. This is what Baird says was missing in his training.

“If you say you are not good at this movement or that movement within a workout, then you have already defeated yourself so we had to change the message,” he explains.

Baird trains with close friend, Zack Anderson of CrossFit Paragon, who is also an accomplished competitor and currently sits in third place in the South East. The two of them adopted a short saying: “Head down, mouth shut, mentally tough and physically dominant.”

https://games.crossfit.com/article/forging-mental-toughness-matt-baird


Dynamic Warm up & Mobility
10:00

Skill & Technique 
Deadlift
Hang Clean
Push Jerk


WOD
“Long & Light DT”
5 Rounds

12 Deadlift 115/75#
9 Hang Power Cleans 115/75#
6 Push Jerk 115/75#
400m Run