“Fatigue makes cowards of us all”

photo (20)Famous NFL coach Vince Lombardi once said "fatigue makes cowards of us all".

But Professor Tim Noakes, who is also famous (but in the realm of exercise science), thinks it's the other way around.

He essentially says that if you are a bit of a fraidy cat when it comes to hard work, you will naturally fatigue faster.

Short, intense metcons like Grace, Helen and Fran these past few days, the 800m run last Saturday, and the 2km row coming up this Friday are classic examples of physical efforts that require a certain level of mental fortitude.  When your brain is screaming at you to drop the bar, to slow down a little, to just have a little rest, it takes courage to ignore that voice.

The good news is that courage is not something you are only born with, it can be trained.

It's up to you though.  Next time that voice screams at you, see if you can ignore for just ONE rep longer than you think you can.  And then another, and then another, and before you know it, that voice will get quieter, drowned out the sound of you winning.....

PR WEEK - Day 3

 

Catch up on previous days, or;

Deadlift

1 or 5RM

Then,

Fight Gone Bad-ish

1. Wallball 9/6kg (10/9')

2. SDHP w/ 32/24kg KB

3. Box Jump 60/50cm

4.  DB Pushpress 15/10kg

5. Row (cals)

6. Rest

1 minute at each station

3 rounds for total reps

 

 

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