Sunday, January 27, 2008

Zen and Crossfit

Train your Brain.

"Draw bamboos for ten years, become a bamboo,then forget all about bamboos when you are drawing." --Georges Duhuit

"The prayer of the monk is not perfect until he no longer recognizes himself or the fact that he is praying."-- St. Anthony

We don't talk openly about it much. But Crossfit is full of mind training. This aspect of our programming is back loaded and buried in the daily workout. Show up, train your hardest, and develop world class fitness. Oh, and also train your mind.

People often talk about the "state of no mind", or "zone" during athletic competition.
This is all well and good in the context of game or performance, but action without thought during training should also be of importance to us. Crossfit helps us to get to still mind because it is so, so very difficult physically. Great effort tends to remove much of the clutter of the day's mind. Focusing solely on survival during the workout can be a powerful mind training catalyst. So embrace the hurt! Pain is your companion!

Coach A talked about "Simplex" last week. The next step is to stop thinking during the workout at all.

Crossfit for ten years, become the workout, then forget all about Crossfit when you are training.

Coach K

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

K. You're in my head. O.