Partner Wod Wednesday 15/4/2014

Skill/Strength

Headstands/Handstands

20 min Amrap

Row for Meters (500 = 50)

Run for Meters (400 = 40) 

Wall Balls 20/14 - 14/8 - below 10ft/9ft

Deadlift 185/125 - 135/95 - 95/65

*** performed with a partner.  Both partners may work at the same time.  One partner must always be on the row/run and one partner on the deadlift/wall ball.  Each 10 meters run/rowed = 1 pt.  Every deadlift/wall ball worth 3/2/1 depending on which scale.    

From the Coach...

Think for a few seconds about a tough person.  Now, take a few seconds and think about a positive person?  Do they look anything alike?  Do a google search on mental toughness and you will find MANY fascinating articles backed by lots of research studies and scientific explanations.  But, after all of my reading, I still felt inadequate to discern if someone was mentally tough or not based on any definition I read.  The concepts were elusive and not measureable at best.  With that said, I think we can all generally agree that mental toughness is good.  We can agree that the general idea of being mentally tough is something an employer would look for in an employee, that a coach would desire in their athletes, and that a wife would want her husband and a husband in his wife.  But, if it's so desired, WHAT IS IT???   Here is my new definition of mental toughness ... your ability to stay positive.  As with any definition that is important to you, it needs to be measured.  Do you think you can measure positivity?  try.  +1 for positive, -1 for negative, 0 for neutral.  

I'm going to hit a pr today.   

I didn't pr but I got closer.  

I am going to the box today

I am not the fittest in the class

But 95 is so heavy .........

I'm too tired to go on

answers +1/+1/0/0/-1/-1

Positivity is a very concrete concept that can be measured over time.  In the same way that your fitness can be measured, your positivity can be measured too.  I'd venture to say that the person with the highest level of positivity is also the mentally toughest person in the room.