Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Want to know what's more important than smarts, talent, or upbringing in determining the success of a person in life? Grit... or put another way, mental toughness. When the going gets tough (and it always does), do you have the willpower to keep on going? When obstacles get thrown in your way, are you willing to go over, under or around them in order to get your goal. Are you willing to look at problems in new ways, with new perspective, and then approach their solution differently, even though it's way outside of your comfort zone? Will you put in the hours, do whatever it takes, to get the project done in the time that you committed to getting it done in?
And what about in the physical world? Are you regularly engaged in practicing your grit, your mental toughness? Are you fully engaged during our mental toughness days in moving slightly faster, doing one more rep, or taking slightly shorter breaks, all in service to training your grit.
One of the best ways to develop this is through regular, consistent, small successes. And one of the best ways to ensure success, is to not bite off chunks that are bigger than what you can (relatively easily) succeed at.
So this Friday, when our next Mental Toughness workout comes up (and it's a whopper), take a look at it. Pick something that you're pretty sure you CAN do, but that is just outside of your comfort zone. Do THAT... over and again... until the end of the workout. Next thing you know, after stringing together many mental toughness days, you'll have developed an entirely new capacity for grit and mental toughness!
TUESDAY'S WORKOUT (CAP)
Week 7 / 14: COMPETITION
4 rounds for time of:
10 DB Thruster 55/40
10 DB PP 55/40
AND COMING WEDNESDAY (NO CAP)
Week 7 / 14: PRACTICE
A) 5 on the 2:00
2 Power Snatch @ 85% of 1RM Sq. Sn.
B) 2 Min Burpee Test