How do you talk to yourself? Come on, admit it. We all do it.
Is it a positive, encouraging conversation? “Come on, man, you got this! Pick the bar up and let’s go!”
Or is it the type of exchange that’s a bit negative and doubtful? “I can’t do another rep! There’s no way I’m going to squat that 5 times!”
Negative self-talk can put you at an immediate disadvantage and ensure your failure before you have even begun. You may be able to squeeze some extra reps or deadlift a few more pounds simply by talking to yourself in a positive and encouraging way using affirmations.
If you are the type that frequently says, “I can’t” more often than you should, actively seek to change the way you talk to yourself. You may be surprised at just how much change a positive mind can bring to your CrossFit game.
For more motivational material featuring the topic of self-talk check the following links:
Greg Amundson’s CrossFit Journal Series:
- Positive Self-Talk: The Greatest Adaptation
- Positive Self-Talk: Defining Your Terms
- Positive Self-Talk: Defining Your Destiny
Enter your 1 Rep Max below to calculate your 4 week cycle
|Set 1||Set 2||Set 3|
|Week 1||5 x 65%||5 x 75%||5+ x 85%|
|Week 2||3 x 70%||3 x 80%||3+ x 90%|
|Week 3||5 x 75%||3 x 85%||1+ x 95%|
|Week 4 (deload)||5 x 40%||5 x 50%||5 x 60%|
WOD – 8.24.2012
5/3/1 Deadlift – Week 2
3 reps, 70% 1RM
3 reps, 80% 1RM
3+ reps, 90% 1RM
(Deadlift 1 X 5 for those with no 1-rep max)
10 Ground to overhead
200 yard Shuttle sprint, 50 yards there and back twice