Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, May 19, 2015
It may only be day two of Hell Week for the brave souls who decided to accept the challenge, but there is no doubt that they are already learning valuable lessons about mental stamina. But it is not just those enduring Hell Week who have the opportunity to learn these lessons, as SICFIT Scottsdale dishes out physical and mental tests on the daily.
In today’s conditioning work, the lesson of mental stamina shines forth as a prominent one. In the first part of our workout, we get to practice gauging our energy output based on the task at hand. The longer the task, the more moderate our energy output must remain. The shorter the task, and we can sustain near peak power for that short duration. Knowing our limits amongst these varying durations of work requires us to learn about our own capacity for mental stamina.
The second conditioning section asks us to put these lessons to good use. In this section we are faced with the challenge of four tabatas, where our score is our total reps throughout all four sections. Personal victory during this long workout requires us to find the pace that pushes us just an inch outside our comfort zone, while never pushing too far into our burnout zone. To sustain this perfect level of power output trains and grows our mental stamina.
All of our workouts at SICFIT Scottsdale come packed with lessons, both physical and mental. It’s our job to take ourselves to those limits where those lessons can me learned.
10 Minutes for Foam Rolling + PVC Word
2 Minute Row + 130 Meter run + 2 Minute Jump Rope @ 75%