Posted on March 27, 2014
Grace getting some air on her bar facing burpees!
In this short video, Games Athlete, Josh Bridges, discusses a very cool concept that we can all relate to, whether we are Games athletes, local competitors, or just CrossFit athletes looking to improve health and fitness in the gym.
In order to improve in the gym, finding a solid mindset to always give it that little bit extra is essential. Here, Bridges discusses how he finds that place, the importance of distinguishing between practice and competition, and how setting small achievable goals can get you to that bigger goal faster than you might have thought.
Bridges the very important notion of competition versus training and practice. When we are in the gym on a daily basis, it’s so important to listen to our bodies, take time off when we need it, and perhaps not go for that last rep when we know it might cause an injury. In competition, though, as many of you might have found out through The Open, something inside tells you to push for the extra rep, those last 5 pounds on a new PR, or that skill you’ve never been able to conquer before. What are your thoughts on this? It’s a great question and one that is frequently discussed in our community.
I also really love the part where Bridges dives into the concept of goal setting. He talks about setting small goals that will lead you to that greater goal. By setting smaller, realistic goals, the journey to a larger one seems more achievable and less daunting, and who knows? You just might surprise yourself.
Come into the gym today ready to conquer a small goal because a year from now you’ll have a whole new set of goals, a stronger mindset, and a desire to take on things that might not even seem within grasp now.
WORKOUT FOR TUESDAY
Weightlifting 2: Weightlifting/Conditioning
Deadlift/Clean + Jerk