20.3 Scaled βœ…

β€œTo me the greatest lesson as an athlete and in training is just don’t get greedy. Know that you have to get up and go again the next day. Always save a little bit. I think that is what’s precluding a lot of athletes from longevity and causing a lot of injuries right now. Everybody wants more. [There will be external pressure and hype.] You just have to have faith in yourself, faith [in your coach], and just believe.” – Paula Newby-Fraser (Ironman Triathlete & Duathlete)
At the direction of my coach @ernievo2max , I did the open workout 20.3 #scaled
I performed deadlifts at a lower weight (95#/135#), did push-ups in place of handstand push-ups, and 50’ bear crawls rather than handstand walks.
Ernie instructed me to perform this open workout scaled because the recruitment pattern that I’m using to accomplish a hip hinge needs further development prior to doing a high load, high rep workout under fatigue. As my body tires in a workout, my attention to form declines, my back rounds when I pick up the bar and this poses an increased risk for injury.
I’m so thankful for the guidance I’m receiving in my training because it comes from a place of consideration, intention and logic.
I want more all the time – more from myself, more from the experience, and ultimately more growth. I’m hungry.
I can handle this hunger in one of two ways:
1. I can thoughtlessly and quickly satiate my craving, ignore my current level of preparation, and cater to my fickle ego by doing what feels good in the moment.
2. I can employ something requiring #discipline and #strength : a self-effacing patience. I can acknowledge where I’m at, have faith in my coach and in the process and β€œsave a little” to gain a lot MORE in the next phase of training.
I choose option 2.
I hustled hard in this workout and it was a humble reminder that I control my effort. I’m responsible for what I make of each opportunity and the degree to which I push myself to feel the discomfort and embrace it.
#crossfit #idowhatilove #vo2maxhp




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