Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Breaking Through Barriers
Today in my personal training small group session, I had them do 100 Burpees for time. The look on their faces when I told them what we were going to do was priceless. A little uncertainty, a little dread, a little horror, a whole lotta WTF??!!
This particular WOD is a perfect example of the Crossfit = Life carryover. 100 Burpees sounds like it will take forever. It sounds utterly painful. It sounds like something one would never in a million years choose to do.
But it's all about strategy- and just doing it. Breaking it down into manageable chunks, then just going at it and not stopping until you are done. Simple!
They all did a great job, and in the end, they all said how accomplished they felt. Like it wasn't really as bad as they had imagined. And if they could do this, what else could they do?!
I love seeing people go through this kind of transformation- it's an "overcoming" of sorts- overcoming fears, overcoming perceived barriers, overcoming self-imposed limitations. It ALWAYS carries over into Life. Always.