You know that expression ‘get out of your own head’? Turns out there’s truth to that actually being a thing. You really can be your own worst enemy. Or an awesome cheerleader.
We prefer the second one.
See, CrossFit isn’t just about killer workouts. It’s about helping you to be the very best version of you. And part of that is about always having a positive mindset, because attitude and performance are directly connected. Here’s how it can affect you for the better.
It keeps you focused
If you’re working up to a higher one rep max for deadlifts, don’t think about the weight. Just add on what you (and your coach) think is a safe weight for you to attempt and that’s it. If you feel mentally confident going into the lift, you’ll increase the chances of making that barbell move.
It’s great for goal setting
Here’s a scenario for you: there’s 90 seconds left on your AMRAP WOD and 25% of the round is done. With a positive attitude, you’ll have the ability to set a mini-goal of completing that last round. Then it’s time to really push yourself.
It keeps you calm
Not to get all yogi on you, but staying grounded and focusing on the task at hand will relieve even the teeniest bit of anxiety or stress about whether or not you’ll be able to successfully do what is being asked of you.
Let’s get real. You’re not here because it’s easy. So why make it even harder by not having a super positive discussion with yourself during every WOD? Root yourself on and we promise, it will help your performance.