The Mental Suck…

Workout of the day for Saturday June 22nd, 2013:

“Omar”

For time:
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 10
15 Bar-facing burpees
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 20
25 Bar-facing burpees
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 30
35 Bar-facing burpees

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Omar Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, New Jersey, assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Hood, Texas, died of wounds suffered April 22, 2011, when insurgents in Numaniyah, Iraq, attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his parents Maria and Pablo, sister Marisel, and brothers Pablo and Javier.

 

“It’s not that the elite athletes and firebreathers at your box are genetically a whole lot better than you. They weren’t born with a six pack, able to squat their body weight or constantly move with a freakish motor. What they can do better, is they can endure. They can endure the suck better than you. They keep pushing even though they want to put that bar down just like you did. It’s not that they were blessed by the god’s, no, they ignore that little voice a little longer. They do this, day after day after day. Each time they hold the bar for one more rep, or sprint 100% through the finish instead of 96%, they get better. They gain the ability to endure the suck better than you. So next workout, when all you can think about is how much it hurts, or how this workout sucks and that you just wanna stop… for a “few” seconds-embrace the suck, push through it. Get another set done. Finish the movement. Get to the next round. Endure the suck just a little longer than you think you can. If you do, day after day after day, you too will turn into a firebreather.”

-William Hansen

Shoot bill a message to cheer him on this weekend at the Carson City CrossFit New Kids in the Box rookie competition! Bill has progressed rapidly since starting at CrossFit Roseville—crush it this weekend Bill!

Comments 5

  1. Good luck, Bill! Sorry I can’t go cheer you on in person, but I’ll be cheering you on from here! You are an inspiration! Keep us posted on how you are doing!

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