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Old 10-16-2013, 04:14 AM   #1
Luc Drosten
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Need support! I have a mental barrier

Hi Guys
I practice Crossfit since April in Switzerland and made a break of 6 weeks during my trip to Latin America (back there I trained two weeks at a local Crossfit box in Costa Rica). In total I practice for more than five months three times a week. After I came back of my trip I noticed that Iíve set up a few PRís including Double Unders, Handstand and so far. Therefore I focused even harder and practised before every single training session for myself about 30 minutes (for example Double Unders, Handstand, Pistols, Kipping Pullups, Muscle-Up). As a point of my view I am to ambitious and I put myself under pressure that I achieve a PR or goal in a specific period of time.After four weeks of practicing again I noticed that a lot of Crossfiters in my box increase there personal PRís but I just remain and donít progress. I believe that I have a mental blockade and sometimes I am not able anymore getting a HS facing the wall or I am not able to hold my DU score. Have you any hints how I could come over and resolve my mental blockade?
Thanks in advanced and enjoy your evening
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Luke
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:26 AM   #2
Robert Fabsik
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Re: Need support! I have a mental barrier

There is the possibility you are going too hard all the time.
Notice you take some time off then made some PRs when you came back and once you hit it hard virtually everyday you have stalled.

More isn't always better especially if it is more volume and more intensity.

Have you talked to your coaches how to balance programming?
Are you getting enough sleep and eating right?

Finally, even if your training is well balanced, progress does not always come in a linear fashion, especially the more advanced you get. My guess is guys like Rich Froning aren't adding 5lbs to his squat weekly anymore.

From a mental stand point, how can you hit your goals from a different angle. Stop doing the same thing over and over.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
Greg Togtema
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Re: Need support! I have a mental barrier

I am not an expert, but perhaps look into training phases. Perhaps you have maxed out this training phase at the moment. This kind of reminds me of training camps. If you go on a week long training camp expecting to do high volume, but have been doing high volume for 4 weeks prior, you won't get much out of the camp. You need to be in transition between phases to give your body the chance to perform.
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