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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… Continue Reading
Pittsburgh Steelers starting fullback Will Johnson almost didn’t make the NFL.
The West Virginia University graduate missed a post-college shot at the league because of the 2011 lockout. Determined, he started training with Andy Hendel at CrossFit Charlotte in North Carolina after moving to the state with his fiancee.
A key concept Greg Amundson teaches in the CrossFit Goal Setting Course is how to use the mind to command the body.
But sometimes, says the Original Firebreather, the mind follows the body.
“When we are challenged with that negative self-talk, immediately what I want you to do is assess your posture,” Amundson says at the CrossFit Experience at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
“Look at your body. What you’ll see is… Continue Reading