Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
Scott is Taking Advice:
I’ve always been told to “be the best at everything you do” so I’m concentrating on that. After tons of persuasion, I was able to talk Kyle into joining me as we train to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s going to be tough, but we’re going to hold each other accountable throughout our intense training and put the old record to shame. If you see us training at the gym, feel free to offer up encouragement and support as we will need as much as we can get!
Brandon is Box Breathing:
All the time we here about the importance of mindfulness and in turn how we can breathe to achieve relaxation and clear up some headspace. My favorite breathing technique for this is Box Breathing because it is simple; You breathe in for a count(let’s say four seconds), hold for four seconds, breathe out for four seconds, then hold out for four seconds; essentially making a box with the time. I do this for ten rounds and work to create a bigger box each week. My current personal best is 12 seconds. Afterward, I always feel much calmer and ready to deal with any stress that may come my way. I also use this to downregulate before bed on days that are more stressful. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
I’ve enjoyed spending time with Wyatt in the morning and incorporating him into my morning routine. I am usually up and out the door before Wyatt is up, but this week Dianne was traveling so I got to work the morning routine with the little man. I’ve written about the importance of spending time with family before, and this week was a great reminder for me about how important it is to enjoy and make the most of every moment in our lives!
Kyle’s Enjoying the Process:
Enjoy the process and try not to rush. When you first start CrossFit, you see people doing a lot of new movements and you want to learn all of them as fast as you can (I completely understand, because that is how I felt when I first started). You have to remember that some athletes have been doing CrossFit for years and have made a lot of progress by working on and mastering the mechanic of the movements, then progressing to the more advanced movements. If you are new in your CrossFit journey, remember it takes time to learn and build volume to accomplish certain movements. Have fun and enjoy the process of learning and over time the new higher-skilled movements will come! Stay efficient my friends!
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