Wednesday – November 16 – Zombie Mode!

Wednesday – November 16 – Zombie Mode!

Zombie Mode!
We’ve all experienced a point during a long grinding workout where we begin to lose our sense of awareness. We sluggishly begin to execute our reps and our form begins to slip. For all intents and purposes we are simply going through the motions. Many of us know that during these periods tunnel vision takes over and we can only think about how tired we are. I like to call this state of mind “zombie mode”.
Zombie mode can have an extremely detrimental effect on our performance. The small breaks that we intended to take in between reps get longer and beginning our next set becomes more challenging than actually performing the reps themselves. Our times or rounds completed ultimately reflect it’s impact on our results. I’m sure there are many instances that everyone can recall when we finished a workout looked at our results and could point out specific moments throughout that WOD where zombie mode was the deciding factor between a PR and a poor result.
How can we beat Zombie Mode? The answer is mental preparation. For example if there is a workout that you’re about to tackle and you know from experience that a certain section of the workout always puts you into that trance make a mental note so that when you get to that particular exercise you are ready to really pour it on. My personal way to snap out of zombie mode is simply to remind myself that I’m tired. As soon as I realize that I’m putting everything into autopilot it’s then my job to let my mind take over where my body wants to stop; to switch gears in a sense and tackle the latter parts of the WOD.
Crossfit is just as much a mental endeavor as it is physical. Whether it be focusing hard on executing proper form or just hammering through a really tough workout. Our state of mind can make or break our performance. So be proactive and have a mental strategy prior to every workout. If you do the chances of you breaking through the wall will be far greater.
-Coach Joshua Murillo
No Zombie Mode for Katie! She’s Ever Ready!!!
Wednesday’s Training:
All Levels:A. Snatch Complex
3xPower Snatcg 3Behind the Neck Push Press 3 Overhead Squat x 4-5 sets
B. Go for 15 rep OHS – 3 attempts
C. 7 min amrap
3-6-9-12-15…etc
Overhead Squats
Bar Jump BurpeesLevel 1 CrossFit:
Skill: Overhead SquatWOD:
Triple tabata – 8 rounds at each station/ 20 sec work 10 sec rest – rotate after all 8 rounds have been completed.
-Overhead Squat
-Lateral Hurdle Jumps (left & right make 1 rep)
-Pull Ups/ring rows