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Old 07-18-2009, 07:05 PM   #11
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

maybe a cycle of Starting Strength might do you some good. even if you loose a little on metcons your strength numbers will go up big time. that is if you can endure not doing additional work.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:25 PM   #12
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

What exactly are your goals?
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:15 PM   #13
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

I actually don't think there is another solution to this than simply chugging along with a pre-defined workout routine, and letting the results teach you patience.

I had the same problem 6 months ago when I started DLing. Everyday, especially at the start I felt like I wasn't doing enough.

But, I was determined to follow the routine I had set up, and did for the most part, barring the bad days we all have.

I went from a 200# DL, to a 450# DL in 30 weeks or so. Biggest thing I learned after how important the DL actually is?

Patience.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:47 PM   #14
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

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I actually don't think there is another solution to this than simply chugging along with a pre-defined workout routine, and letting the results teach you patience.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:16 AM   #15
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

See, this is why I like CF so much, even if I'm not currently doing it.

WOD.

Pre-defined workouts. Tells you what to do, each day. Even if it might seem like you're not hitting it hard enough, follow the program religiously, and you'll see results. THAT I can promise.

I often wonder if all the screwups I've had in my life the past 3 years have taught me how to be patient, or if my journey back to being healthy and fit has taught me the importance of being patient.

Somehow I think the two are very much entwined. But part of me would be missing right now if it weren't for CF, my barbell, and my 450# of weights.

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Old 07-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #16
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

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What exactly are your goals?

My goal is to get fit in all aspects of fitness. Nothing in specific. Just get fitter and fitter.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:55 PM   #17
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My goal is to get fit in all aspects of fitness. Nothing in specific. Just get fitter and fitter.
Then just follow the mainpage. General fitness is what it's designed to produce.

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Old 07-19-2009, 09:19 PM   #18
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

3 thoughts...
If you're doing something like max DL's or BS's and you're not tired, you're not lifiting enough. In which case I'd heed Ted's advice and do a few months of SS.
If you're doing something like the wod the other day for singles of push press, I agree with your sentiments. I will work on something like Oly lifts, KB or tabata something I suck at or need extra work on when we have WODs like that.
Finally, you can also simply follow the WOD and get great results.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:07 AM   #19
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

Omar,

What about doing skill development work? Develop a low intensity circuit with movements you need to work on. For example:

3 rounds
5 handstand pushups
10 pullups
L-Hold (not max effort)
10 overhead squats (PVC or empty bar to start, a little more weight as you get more skilled)

Do this at an easy, non-challenging pace every day before or after your WOD. This will give you some extra work to do, and it will work wonders as far as developing fundamental movement capacity. Check out www.evolveyourfitness.blogspot.com (W/F safe) for more.

Good luck!
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