Brain Power: 12/26/10

Posted: December 26, 2010 in CrossFit, Training
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First off, I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas weekend! Hopefully you were able to spend time with loved ones, family and friends.

As we shift our minds back into CrossFit mode, let’s talk again about where we want to take ourselves in the coming months/years. In order to get there, we will need to create a plan, and then execute it. The good news, is that we don’t have to do it alone, and best of all, it can (should!) be FUN to get better!

There is so much amazing footage out there of incredible athletes doing awesome things, and doing them right. Today I’ll be sharing a video of some very strong weight lifters. These guys have near-perfect form, their lifts are efficient and powerful, and the numbers they put up seem almost super-human. I’ll tell you what, though… these athletes are very much human.

Like anything else in life, to continue to improve you need to do one thing;
Put in the time and practice required so that good habits become second-nature to your body and your mind.

That makes sense, though. “Rome wasn’t built in a day“, right?

So as we prepare to enter yet another calendar year, ask yourself what it will take for you to get stronger, thinner, healthier, faster. Think about what you will need to put forth in order to have more energy and be more productive in your day to day activities. Create a plan for how to achieve your “attainable goals”, and stick to it.

In CrossFit, and in life.

I’m sharing this video today just to provide some visual examples of some of the things we talk about every day at class. Little details that translate into a made lift, or a miss. Small cues that can help simplify even the most complex movements. Look for them in these attempts, and hopefully seeing them will help you continue to improve, as well.

Here are some of those cues!
Chest high / Weight in the heels / Knees out / Tight core / Active shoulder

Video courtesy of Jocelyn Forest

I’ll see you guys back in the gym!

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