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.
In Part 6, we learned Clever has an injury and might be about to leave the camp. In Part 7, the 2010 CrossFit Games champ sticks with the training despite her pain and decides to forge ahead with her teammates.
The next evolution focuses on teamwork.
“The training starts to become much more mental from here on out. We really can’t break them on the rocks any more than we already have,” says SEALFIT founder Mark Divine.
The training also adds humor as a coping mechanism.
“Really, it’s just to keep them moving, keep their heads in the game and to start to have some fun with this,” Divine says.
Seeing smiling, laughing faces after a day and night of grueling training is a welcome change, but the tasks don’t get any easier.
“You’ve just got to laugh at it,” Hackenbruck says of the new challenges. “It’s just so stupid it’s humorous.”
Video by Rogue Fitness.
Additional reading: The Mind Game by Steven Shrago, published March 27, 2010.