In Goal Setting, HD Videos

December 28, 2012

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“The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place right here: in our mind,” Greg Amundson says, paraphrasing CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman.

The physical aspects of CrossFit are obvious: you have to learn how to squat, press and deadlift. But there’s far more to CrossFit than barbells and box jumps. The mental aspect of high-intensity fitness is incredibly important, and weakness in the brain and heart of an athlete will cause just as much trouble as weakness in the posterior chain and core.

Greg Amundson’s Goal Setting Course teaches athletes how to set goals and achieve them, both inside and outside the gym. Amundson says a goal must be specific, it must be stated in the positive sense, it must include a time frame, and it must provide motivation, inspiration and direction.

“Our words become real,” Amundson reminds, so if you’re drowning in negative self-talk and self-pity, you’re not going to optimize performance. But if you speak in positive terms and maintain the right frame of mind, many great things are possible.

With 2012 drawing to a close, what’s your goal for 2013?

6min 39sec

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Additional reading: Forging Elite Leadership by Greg Amundson, published April 18, 2011.

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6 Comments on “The CrossFit Goal Setting Course ”


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Be safe and Godspeed!


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This looks awesome,when is it coming to Europe,England would be perfect .


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As go our thoughts so go our words. A life's course is set by these! Get some good ones as discussed here. Write them down and commit to them. There is power in writing them down. Great stuff! Do these things and you WILL accomplish your goals and they will be WORTHY of a life investment.


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Ok for the first time ever, I had to turn a video off. Greg's words were I am sure awesome as usual, but the background music was distracting to the point where I couldn't even pay attention. So if I may make a suggestion to the video editors, easy with the music. Can we get a version with no music when Greg is speaking please?


Andrew Carter wrote …

This reminded me of an awesome quote. "If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges." Pat Riley

The mind is powerful and needs to be exercised just like the body.
Awesome video!


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I didn't understand his definition of a goal, I know what it is but his words were to big for my pea brain.:)

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