Prep talk

Five rounds for time of:

15 Medicine ball cleans, 20 lb ball

15 Wall ball shots, 20 lb ball

Keegan Martin 6:32 (age 17), Matt Ross 7:05 (age 14). Post time to comments.

“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” – IWC Challenge or the 7 week CrossFit Games Open.  Because game day for IWC is once in the beginning and once at the end, and WODs are released weekly for the Open, Coach Bryant’s quote above epitomizes the mindset we should have when not in the gym.  If you’ve been doing this for a while, you know what it’s like to live with the spectre of optimizing your performance every waking moment.  Every aspect of your life, food, rest, even friend and family time, are made subordinate to the demands of competition, personal glory, or shattering your own notions of impossible.

When in the midst of competitions like these, whether or not I’m at 100 percent, whether or not I’m injured, it is axiomatic to my preparation (and sanity) that there are things I can control and things that I can’t.  And of the things I can control, I had better be in control of them ALL THE TIME.  Everyone’s list is different.  The weather, emergency, illness onset, family outings, and support of my friends, are things I have no control over.  My food choices, workout intensity, attitude, and programming, however exist by my leave.  We’d love to hear some of your lists and prep mindsets.


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