PT 1 - Coach Rob
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You guys. I am so proud of everyone competing in WZA. We all had different experiences in week 1. Many of us exceeded our own expectations while others may have felt they have room to improve.
BUT SERIOUSLY…. You all have excelled in skill and ability from where we were a few short months ago, at the beginning of the cycle.
We, myself included, might not be where we want to be RIGHT NOW… but I am looking forward to where we are going. We are all improving at an impressive rate as a team and continue to get better everyday.
Frequently, I see athletes from other gyms competing in the same division over and over… placing the same over and over.
Here is what I see our team doing that makes this community different and so amazing.
- Nutrition – You guys are killing it with Grindstone. Between the group chats, and the accountability amongst the team, it is obvious you all are working hard. Many athletes are missing consistency in nutrition and you all are taking advantage of the support that has been offered to you. Keep up the good work.
- Training – Everyone is crushing it with Rocto Athletics, and it only gets better from here. Being fueled and consistent in training everyday is changing the way each of you move and look. Every day someone is accomplishing something they couldn’t before.
- Consistency – I’m genuinely impressed by the commitment to the program. No missed days. Traveling plans include training days. Our team is second to none in the way that we work, train and are excited every day to get lit together.
Things we can do to keep moving forward.
- Mentality – You guys can use your athlete portal to reserve your sessions. If you haven’t been taking advantage of this, you need to be. Here is a link for the lazy (Must Be Logged In). I’m Lazy, Take Me There
- Wodopalooza – We are fierce competitors. Some of you, myself included, are tempted to want to win this thing. However, it is also important that we keep training and use WZA as information to see where we are. And then improve from there.
PT 2 - Coach Britt
Competition and performance. Like peas and carrots, matches and gasoline. These two things go together or they don’t at all. Many of the debriefs I do pre and post competition the athlete’s focus tends to be focused on the outcome because they planned to execute their workout based on the desired outcome. Performance strategy often gets masked as outcome strategy. We have all done it, strategized for too many or too few reps, too fast or slow of a pace. What inevitably happens when you plan for the outcome is disappointment. You either came out to slow or too hot and you under perform. Focus on developing behaviors that will facilitate the outcome. Not the other way around. It is easy work to determine what a good pace looks like for an athlete of any caliber, however it is behavior that should be rewarded. Focus on developing skills that serve your ability to get the time/score you want and reward the minutes and seconds you are able to execute that. Maybe your goal isn’t 30 clean and jerks in a 7 minute work out, it is to drop and reset. Or to take a breath and go. Focus on developing cues and markers in your training and competition that allow you to sit in the driver’s seat and perform, rather than chase the clock.
Lastly, competition brings out our uglies: pride, vulnerabilities and fear. Without experience and great effort, it can make us arrogant or afraid. Competition is humbling, it is not meant to glorify your abilities, it is meant to expose your weaknesses. Embrace the discomfort of being exposed, and use the information to get better, rather than judge yourself. This is the deconstruction of ego, and the construction of our team. We are all in this together, to uplift, encourage and fortify weaknesses as we share each other’s strengths. Iron sharpens iron and we are here to sharpen you.