Posted by Becca Borawski : Thursday, Jul 26, 2012
So, now that my boyfriend, Winslow, and I have constructed our epic garage gym, we've started inviting friends over for workouts. Recently I was coaching one of the guys and he stopped and shook his head midway through a set of pull ups. I was immediately pulled back to my days at CFLA...and what I used to tell you all about shaking your heads.
For those of you who never met me or for those of you who have forgotten - that's a 5 burpee penalty for every head shake.
There's no time and no reason for the head shaking. Head shaking means you've stopped mid-workout to evaluate yourself. More accurately, you've stopped your positive, productive work to critique yourself and think up some unpleasant, negative, highly UN-productive thoughts. So just stop. Stop thinking, stop evaluating, stop making up silly things about your capabilities. Just do your workout.
And if you have to rest or a rep got missed - cool, do another one. That's it. That's the whole thought process. To be clear, it goes like this: "Okay, that's what happened. I'll do another one now."
So next time you're mid-workout and you feel that head shake coming on, shake it off instead. Move along. Or know that I'm watching from afar and you owe me burpees.
Wednesday's Workout (NO CAP)
6x Franklin Hill Sprints
-Sprints start on the 6-minute mark
...and coming Thursday (CAP)
3 Rounds, for time:
20 - 20” Dumbbell Step-ups (25/15)
15 Arch Rocks
10 Ring Rows