The term Confidence is often thrown around as a descriptive term for those members of our society "who can do IT". IT is best defined as anything that you can't do, or feel that you will never do. Well, I'm here to ask you WHY you can't do it... Too many times I hear people walk into TSAC and say either to me or another member, "Oh - I can't do that" or "wow, Ill never be able to do that" or my favorite, "Well he/she is different".

Why is confidence relevant to CrossFit? Well - you need a lot of it, some examples - sure... how about these: Confidence to drop under a heavy bar, confidence to take that hand off the rope and touch the ceiling, confidence to give everything during a WOD in-front of a group of people you may not know. Confidence to even show up during a WOD you know is going to crush you...


In addition there has been much research done on confidence and fitness. A vast majority of it demonstrates an unmistakable parallel with athletic performance and confidence. Even more research has been done on the successful outcome of adherence to both diet and exercise programs.

Before you start thinking I can magically instill butt loads of confidence in you, I want to tell you straight up that I have no clue what makes some people have it and others lack it. What I can tell you is that if you need more of it, it needs to come from inside. The biggest difference I've seen between those who have it and those who don't, is the effort of actually trying - maybe trying more than once... My take-a-way. Try shit that scares you and try it often, don't cower at the sight of a movement or workout that makes you nervous - embrace it and confidence will come.


A. hang clean


B. 5 rounds for time

(400m) run
(12) barbell-burpee power cleans @115/75

  1. April 24, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    lani allenegui

    Man. This WOD will def. Crush me!!!

  2. April 24, 2012 @ 9:56 pm


    Julie, I feel like this post was directed right at you WOMAN!

  3. April 24, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Julie h.

    Tals, no wonder Matt told me to read it.

  4. April 25, 2012 @ 7:25 am


    You mean Steven didn't read it to you?!

  5. April 25, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    Judy H.

    Tals, that's going too far. wink wink steven. 😉



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