I was having a conversation with a friend last week about effort. She was feeling tired, having trouble with her focus and was worried about not being able to give 100%. I told her that some days, your ”100%” might look different than it did the day before and that’s OK. I told her not to compare her outcome to that of others – It’s the effort that matters and if you gave it your best effort THAT DAY, then that is all she could ask of herself.
Sometimes in the gym, we get down on ourselves for being slow in the WOD or for not using as much weight as someone else. Maybe your best effort THAT DAY doesn’t result in a PR…that’s OK, you gave what you had that day. Learn to be OK with your best effort, even when it doesn’t live up to your expectations. Bask in the glow of the great days and use the “not so great” days as a learning tool. Most importantly, don’t look at those “not so great” days as failures. Every day that you come and give your best effort is a success, whether you are at the top of the leaderboard or not.
Split press — to practice split jerk
30 push ups
30 pistols or squats