The thought of exercising can sometimes bring a lot of anxious feelings. Am I going to last? How sore am I going to be the next day and will I stick with it. In this latest conversation with fitness expert Justin Rundle we talk about conquering some of those fears, specifically in regards to Cross Fit.
Turning Fitness Fears into Fitness Fuel
Have you ever had a fear of a certain exercise, or thought there is no way I can do that! That's exactly what my thoughts were regarding certain CrossFit exercises. Primarily, the Hand Stand Push Up. The fear of my 6'5" frame being upside down and falling flat on my face was holding me back from progressing in CrossFit. However, one of the encouraged principles of CrossFit is to conquer your goals and demolish all fitness fears. With the guidance of our CrossFit coach Mike, of CrossFit Spokane, both my wife and I got a shot at slaying the fear of Hand Stand Push Ups. The outcome was remarkable!
After a week of traveling and being away from our local CrossFit box, my wife and I walked into CrossFit Spokane for a doozy of a workout. The Monday WOD (Workout Of the Day) was AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible), of Hand Stand Push Ups, pull ups, weighted sit ups and Burpee Broad Jumps. Our Coach, Mike realized we had been struggling with the notion of performing the Hand Stand Push Up, so he took us through it. As we made our attempts, Jessica picked it up right away. Now it was my turn. I got into position, arms shoulder width apart, eyes and head down and then kicked my back legs back and over my head. Mike spotted me for the first time as I did a few presses. "Not bad," he said. I tried again on my own. Had trouble locking it out, but Mike gave me some pointers. By my third and fourth attempts I was doing the exercise on my own.