Leave your tights, weightlifting shoes and iPods at the door. In this camp, your name doesn’t go on the whiteboard. It goes on your plain white T-shirt.
This is SEALFIT’s Kokoro Camp.
So how do you get through a challenge that’s specifically designed to break you physically?
In Part 3, Mark Divine of SEALFIT explains that conquering challenges is about mental strength and teamwork. If you focus on small victories, breathing and teamwork—simple things that can sustain you in a storm—you’ll be able to go further than you thought possible.
“Collapse your reality to the now,” Divine says. “Set very, very short-term goals, achieve victory at them, and move on. Let those victories stack up, and the end result will be total victory.”
Some of the students learn this lesson, while others struggle. And some thrive.
“It’s been fun. It’s been really fun,” Salo says with a smile as darkness falls on Day 1. “At the moment, I’m not even near by my physical limits.”
Will the Finn’s legendary work capacity and Sisu get him through the rest of the trials at Kokoro Camp?
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 146, originally aired Nov. 17, 2010.