18 September 2015
Training Vs. Testing
I've been wanting to write about this for a while, because the deeper we get ourselves into CrossFit, the more we tend to confuse these two terms.
The pre-wod anxiety you feel, whether its jitters, extra sweating, butterflies in your belly, or anything else characteristic of nervousness can easily be related to "test anxiety".
When you feel that anxiety it means you're nervous about the outcome of your performance. But here's the thing, we don't want you to be nervous about your performance on a daily basis. It's okay once in a while, when it's test time, sure. But, not on a daily basis. Test days can be scattered throughout the life of your training, but every time you come in to WOD you shouldn't be testing yourself. There's too damn much anxiety to be putting yourself through those feelings every single class.
Instead, your day to day wods should be about training. You should aim to work on the things YOU need to work on, get a good workout, practice the skill of the day the right way and then go home to rest and recover. Your training doesn't need to look like the next person's training. Your weights don't need to be the same exact as the person next to you. If it's not right for your training, then don't do it. It's not always a test.
Workout of the Day
14 Minute AMRAP (ascending ladder)
1 Box Jump (30/24)
1 Deadlift (255/175)
2 Box Jump
I want to know, will you make it a test day or a training day?
Posted on Thu, September 17, 2015
by Dana Soprano