Bad training days. They are inevitable for every athlete, no matter what point in your CrossFit journey you are at. With it being summer, the combination of vacations, the intolerable humidity, and the same butt kicking WODs may be chalk up to an “off day” or two…or six…or ten. It’s more important to focus on how you persevere through those bad days to get to the good ones. Is every meal you make restaurant worthy? Have you ever taken a bad picture? Do our beloved Red Sox pitch a perfect game every time? Every workout is going to have its flaws too.
In order to progress it’s important to know that not every day is going to be a PR, but you keep working anyway. Maybe in the beginning of CrossFit you made bigger jumps due to beginner adaptation, but slow gains are still gains. We focus so much on numbers and times and rounds. Each day it is about reaching the next level and beating the person you were yesterday. Take a step back and take a look at your training as a whole, from the very first day up to today and appreciate how far you have come.
Just the same, you are going to have days where you feel on top of the world. You’re on fire and everything clicks. Celebrate those victories and move on just the same. Not every day is going to be perfect either. Enjoy your successes and be ready to work just as hard the next day, regardless of the outcome.
July 31, 2012
Skill/Strength: Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3
10 Handstand Push-ups
12 Front Squats (60% best set front squats, not exceeding 60kg)
15 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)