I have been doing Crossfit for 4 years and I've noticed over this last year I have not improved very much.
Today I figured out why. When I am doing the workout and I feel I am too tired to continue, I stop and rest for a few seconds. This is not how one gets better.
What I should do, of course, is do at least one more rep. Always push myself to go one further or for a few more seconds.
My mental weakness stops now.
- Round one should feel like you’re going way too slow and you have a strong urge to just fire on ahead.
- Round two should feel like you’re perfectly pacing.
- The final round should feel like you’re barely able to get the work in with the determined workload/rest interval
Pacing has been something I’ve been really working on this year. Hardest part for me is slowing down in round one.
The secret appears to be a slight caloric deficit coupled with frequent weight-lifting.
…tomorrow. Played badminton today with Doug. First time in about 7 years! I was a
little lot rusty! Missed many, many easy shots and wasn’t in the right spot most of the time.
But I did have fun. Going to do it more.