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Old 06-25-2010, 05:27 AM   #1
Lawrence "Bo" Boland III
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What motivates you DURING a WOD?

So, I've been training my wife lately with pretty good success. She's fairly unathletic, and pretty weak, but we've been making some great progress (hey, 95x5x3 Deadlift at 120lb BW is not bad for a beginner).

While I've been training her, I've noticed that she has a RIDICULOUS tenacity during a WOD. We ran 5k as part of our training a couple of weeks ago. She hasn't even so much as jogged more than a mile in 10 years... but she didn't stop to walk for the entire 5k (I walked maybe 4 times, but beat her time). Yesterday, during the DB Thrusters/Situps WOD, (I scaled to 15 reps of thrusters for her)... she does the first round straight through, but the second round she has to break at the 9th rep. 3rd round? She does 15 straight wtf?

Basically, I ask her what gets her to push so hard, because not many people can shut off that voice in your head that says "Just rest for a second!". She says to me "I just want to get it over with". LOL!

So my question to you guys is... what motivates you during a workout? What do you tell yourself? I pretty much zone out... to the point that I sometimes lose count of reps.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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Re: What motivates you DURING a WOD?

I think the more important question is why are YOU walking during a 5k?
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:50 AM   #3
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Re: What motivates you DURING a WOD?

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I think the more important question is why are YOU walking during a 5k?
Because I suck at endurance? My 5k time is pathetic. Even more pathetic than last year because of how I structured my workouts this spring (all strength). Once my calves stop feeling like I shoved hot pokers into them from barefoot running, I'll be a bit better

What goes through your head during a WOD you skinny *****?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:05 AM   #4
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Re: What motivates you DURING a WOD?

yeah, how she feels...the faster you go and less you rest, the sooner the pain's over.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:14 AM   #5
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Re: What motivates you DURING a WOD?

I put my 6 month old son in his little seat off to the side. I feel like if i push through something it will impress him.
I know that sounds funny cause at 6 months a chicken puppet impresses him but it works for me.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:24 AM   #6
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Re: What motivates you DURING a WOD?

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what motivates you during a workout?
The thrill of posting an awesome time or weight on my blog is pretty high.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #7
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THe harder I work during the week, the more weight I get to lift on Sat.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:31 AM   #8
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Re: What motivates you DURING a WOD?

Sometimes it is the knowledge that I'm going to be posting it on my workout log here and then everyone will see it.....
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:11 AM   #9
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What goes through your head during a WOD you skinny *****?
I couldn't even tell you other than "faster."

I mean, I sometimes have to argue with myself that I'm not going to die or that I only have X number of reps left. But, really, none of that matters. It's always about faster. I know that if I finish the WOD and feel that I could have been one second faster than I was, then it is going to tick me off.
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