Tuesday: Full Effort is Full Victory

Tuesday: Full Effort is Full Victory

Tuesday: Full Effort is Full Victory

The CrossFit Games are less than 2 weeks away…everyone who’s anyone is going to head to SoCal for our Super Bowl…the CrossFit Games! This year they’re once again crowing the fittest male & female in the world along with the fittest team…the whole thing is simply amazing!

 

But as in any sport the better success feels means that failure hurts just as much.

 

Long time CrossFit Games athlete Michelle Kinney was recently interviews on games.crossfit.com and spoke about not making the Games in 2012:

 

“Once the reality hit in I was distraught” she remembers. “I thought ‘Any guy can hang out and drink beer all summer. I should be training for the CrossFit Games right now.’ It was very devastating.”

 

For three months after the Regional she hardly trained. She got in “just enough to feel good” but nothing near her normal volume. When the Games lit up laptops and television screens last July she couldn’t bring herself to watch.

 

“I would have thought that the disappointment would have kind of lit that fire and made me super pumped about training but it was the opposite” she says. “It took awhile to get out of that funk.”

 

Her coach CJ Martin reminded her that the effort means more than the result.”

 

-After some time she started having fun in her training sessions and even tried to have fun at competitions.

 

“Eventually she accepted her coach’s motto: full effort is full victory.”

 

“I learned what those words mean” she says. “As long as I approach each training session and give 100 percent if it doesn’t go as planned I can’t do anything about it except do the best I can. Truly understanding and implementing that thought has made a huge difference.”

 

There’s a reason this is our motto at High Voltage – because it works just as well on your first day in during your intro session up to those who make it to the Games and compete at the highest level in our sport.

 

See you all at the box today…and let’s once again bring your Full Effort!

 

-Tim

Tuesday’s Training: 

Skill: Back Squat

  • 6-8 Reps @ 31×1

 

WOD: 15 Min AMRAP

  • 200m run
  • Rest 30 seconds
  • 8x Pull Ups
  • Rest 30 seconds
  • 10 Sec Airdyne
  • Rest 30 sec

Ax4. Back Squat

  • 3 reps @ 30×0

 

Bx3

B1. 200m Sprint

  • Rest 30 sec

B2. Pull Ups

  • 10 reps 
  • Rest 30 sec

Bx3. Airdyne

  • 15 sec
  • Rest 1 min

 

C. 1 Min Airdyne – Max Cal Contest

A. Back Squat (30×1)

  • 1 6 1 6 1 6 

(wondering what this is and why it’s so awesome? Come in and ask your Coach!)

 

Bx3.

B1. 200m Sprint

  • Rest 1 min

B2. Pull Up Ladder (1 1&2 1&2&3 etc – start at 1 each round)

  • 30 Sec AMRAP
  • Rest 1 min

B3. Airdyne

  • 15 sec

 

C. 1 Min Airdyne – Max Cal Contest