Good Enough? (Thu 12/2/10)

By December 2, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

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When you’re doing a workout that has a time limit (like yesterday’s tabata intervals or perhaps an AMRAP of some sort), how do you know if you’ve done a good job? Is it when you hit the score you were hoping to hit, or maybe when you beat the person you’re always comparing yourself with?

No, not at all. The only way to tell if you’ve done a good job is to walk away from the workout knowing, without a doubt, that you did the best you possibly could. I know it sounds cliche (especially for me), but basing your “success” on an arbitrary number, or worse, on someone else’s results.

Don’t shoot for 10 (or whatever score you’ve decided is worthy of you) and then stop to congratulate yourself when you get there. Don’t try to beat your score by 1 round by carefully gaming the workout to get such a menial PR.

Work in such a way that only one of two things happen at the end: you pass out, or you blow the ever-loving hell out of the workout. Do that, each and every time you workout, and you’ll start to see what you’re actually capable of.


1000m Row


30-20-10 Reps for time of:

Ring Dips


20 Pistols on each leg

Groupon WOD:

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Reps for time of:

Overhead Walking Lunges

  • matt

    Got 4:30 on todays workout and 587 for yesterdays but with double unders instead of box jumps. What yall get? I’ve been working out alone.

  • justin

    did yesterday’s at 343 Rx’d. box jumps were killer! for today’s, took me about 10 min from my home box. i suck at ring dips.

  • kevin

    got 459 Rx’d on yesterdays and 5:21 on today’s