Toughness

27
Apr

Toughness

We're always talking about getting stronger in terms of physical capabilities, but mental strength is also important. In what ways has Crossfit made you mentally tougher?

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Workout of the Day:

For time:
30 Handstand push-ups
40 Pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings 55/35
60 Sit-ups
70 Burpees

15 Responses

  1. SIB

    I would say you have to be mentaly tough to look at the home page a stare at scotty the body halve naked doing muscle ups!!!
    Miss you guys and gals… WOD looks good today I hope Danny pukes!

  2. For me, its knowing once I start something, I can complete it no matter how tough it is.
    Not to give up and quit on things.
    Sib we miss seeing you too. Hope it is going good for you in Palm Beach.

  3. Scotty the Body did all 30 muscle-ups in yesterday’s WOD! Danny didn’t show this AM – with 70 burpees, we would have heard lots of “GOLLY!” “GOSH!” and beltching fo sho.
    In CrossFit, I’ve learned to keep trying and trying to reach goals. Progress is slow on so many of the movements, but you never give up. When I first started, I didn’t think I’d ever get a muscle-up.
    I’ve also had to learn to get used to losing now that Rachel joined us!

  4. Charlie and Susan Clendening

    Hello Sib we miss you too! CrossFit has helped me on so many levels, especially not to quit. When I have a challenging day with a long list of things to get done, I tell myself it is like a Crossfit Chipper and I go for it!

  5. Rachel

    I think it was the power of the bandana that helped Scott through that WOD yesterday…well that’s 2 things Scott’s better than me at..good job baby!
    SIIIB!!! what’s up playa? We miss you over here! You need to work on your muscle ups to keep up with Scotty the Body!
    Thanks, Wendy…you know beating you doesn’t happen very often but when it does it’s like scoring a point on an AVP team…feels good 🙂
    CrossFit has taught me not to give up..even when someone is ahead of you in a WOD, there’s always time to catch up!

  6. Debbie D

    I’m with you, Tara!
    Scott, gotta say that you did great yesterday to not give up on those MU’s…even after being teased about having to lock up when you finished since everyone would be long gone 🙂

  7. Christine

    Awesome job Scott!! Wish I would have been there to see that yesterday. I didn’t know Scott had his muscle up down…let alone 30 of them! Crossfit has made me mentally tougher bc as I get physically stronger I’ve had to concentrate less on time and more on doing what the workout calls for now that I’m able to do more than before. It can be frustrating bc my times are worse than when I first came into Xfit yet I’ve actually Rxed several WODs. I can get VERY frustrated bc I’m naturally competitive and I still have so much to work on but I have to remember when I came in 3 months ago I wasn’t using a 55lb kettlebell, jumping on the 24″ box, wasn’t able to get up on the wall (lol), and I wasn’t lifting what I am now. Can’t wait to get back at it next week. I hate being sick!
    P.S. I’m glad you now have some to compete with Weenie! 🙂

  8. Chuck G

    Well looks like i’ll settle on the one today even though i’d love to do it. Need to rest after painstorm yesterday.
    As for the question, i’d say that CF has in more than one way made me stronger mentally and physically faster than i could have ever thought possible. The first time i did painstorm at the beginning of the month i wanted to shoot myself and i was hurting for 4-5 days. At the end of the month I was able to push through the workout easier, it didn’t seem as hard physically, and i dropped more than 11 minutes on my time. The results speak for themselves.

  9. kristi

    Crossfit has me doing things I never thought I could or would be doing. When did I ever think I would be throwing a 14 pound medicine ball up at a wall, or swinging a 55 pound kb over my head, or doing pull ups until I bled. By doing these things I have proven a lot to myself and when you put these skills and others together to make the WODs it can sound like a lot and it may feel like death but I realize the end is eventually near and how good I will feel when I am done. I also think of some of the tough CF WODs I have done when I am in a crappy or tough situation and I think if I can get through those I can get through this.

  10. After the Games last year, she was diagnosed with lymphatic melanoma. It was already stage 3 when she was diagnosed. From what I’ve read, she kept training and thinking positive, despite her surgeries. She was only 25 years old.
    Makes you appreciate every day for sure.

  11. Thanks Wendy. Absolutely makes you appreciate every day. Just with what I’ve been through I appreciate every day, I can’t imagine what she was going through. She looked like a pretty good competitor. I am sure she will be missed by all.

  12. SIB

    Awesome point on the hero WODs Wendy!! We can never forget the sacrafices made by those individuals for their country…Killer post, how many Crossfit owners you think get caught up in getting paid and forget about what some of these workouts are all about… Love CFVB!!!