Risk and Looking Inward. Mon, Aug 9th (100 DOB Day 40)

Doug:  What Broken Hand?

1.  5 Min HSPU work
2.  Quick Pistol attempts
3.  2 rounds of T-Line Drill (Run the T-line 2 times in a row without stopping = 1 round)
   Setup: Use the Red dots out front.  Face the building and start the drill running towards the building.
   Remember:  Lower your bodyweight, keep chest high and eyes front as you reach down and Touch the red dot

3 Rounds for Time:
        Level 2:
        25 Unbroken WallBall Shots (20/14 -10′)
        20 Hang Power Clean (105/75)
        15 Heavy KB swings
        Level 1: (scale loading as required)
        15 Unbroken WallBall Shots
        10 Hang Power Clean
        10 KB swings

Rest as required to get the wallballs unbroken

Tomorrow’s WOD will be a bit different.

Some thoughts on taking risk. Too often, people label themselves as “not born smart…or not born an athlete.”  The distinction of what we “should be” vs. what we “can be” if we work hard without fear of failure is critical.  Here are some thoughts from Mistakes Were Made (but not by me).
“Children who are praised for their eforts, even when they don’t “get it” at first, eventually perform better and like what they are learning more than children praised for their natural abilities.  They are also more likely to regard mistakes and criticism as useful information that will help them improve.  In contrast, children praised for their natrual ability learn to care more about how competent they look to others than about what they are actually learning.  They become defensive about not doing well or about mistakes, and this sets them up for a self-defeating cycle:  If they don’t do well, then to resolve the ensuing dissonance (“I’m smart and yet I screwed up”), they simply lose interest in what they are learning or studying (“I could do it if I wanted to, but I don’t want to”.)  When these kids grow up, they will be the kind of adults who are afraid of making mistakes or taking responsibility for them, because that would be evidence that they are not naturally smart after all.”
“It is certainly important for children to learn to succeed; but it is just important for them to learn not to fear failuure.  When children or adults fear failure, they fear risk.  They can’t afford to be wrong.”
Post your thoughts:  How does this correlate to you as an athlete?  How about outside the gym.  I know I’m working on both.

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