Wednesday, 20 April 2016
TRAINING IS UNCOMFORTABLE
For the majority of us our training is not our job or what defines us in life. It’s meant to be enjoyable, social and in some cases a way for us to release the pressures of daily life , job, kids, money, family, friends etc.
Whatever you are training for be it CrossFit, Martial Arts, football, rugby or running there is one thing that should feature in your training, and that is pressure in the training environment. A small bit of pressure does wonders for your confidence so that you can deal with real life events. You will only grow as a person from your training if you operate at some point dealing with the feeling of being uncomfortable. You’ll recognize this feeling as you might want to stop the workout, give up training or you'll be making all the excuses of the day. Training doesn’t have to be hell on earth all the time but you should feel the need to have push and fight through some sessions. When it becomes easy and you don’t feel wary about going to train you want get the best results you are capable of.
Getting through a tough uncomfortable session that you can talk about at a later date with teammates is a great feeling. If training is occasionally punishing then you can draw on this experience from the training environment when you encounter something stressful in life.