Why “Friday Night Lights”??
With our Friday Night Lights starting in a few days something very good or something very bad can happen to you…
You can become motivated beyond what you ever thought possible.
You can fall into the Bermuda triangle of COMPARING yourself to others, their scores, begin to question your training and success you have had thus far. Falling victim to self sabotaging yourself.
Friday Night Lights is a way to provide context to your training and gives you purpose behind everything you have been working for in the gym day in and day out.
Competition can bring out the best in you. I fully believe that you can not recreate the enviornment, intensity and your highest level of performance during the heat of this great competition. Participating will put you in the game with your fellow CPMer’s plus competitors around the world can result in raising the expectation for yourself. You will operate at a much higher level because everyone else is operating at a much higher level. And by pushing yourself, you in turn will push others around you. It is infectious!
Competition can you show you the light to your potential. You can be a part of something much bigger then yourself. You can see how people really not that much different than you can put up an extraordinary performance.
Competition shows you exactly where you are at today. I love the mantra “prove your fitness”. Everything you have done up to this point will result in exactly how you ‘should’ perform. This can be very empowering and motivating. All of the metcon’s, strength work, running, mobility you have done over the last year will show up no matter what workout is each week. So if you are not satisfied where you end up with your scores and goals, consider this is your BIG WAKE UP CALL! The kind of wake up call that can be a life changing and transform you into a more motivated, focused and dedicated athlete. Not to mention an all around better person:-)
It is very easy to NOT check your ego at the door. With the heightened focus and atmosphere this provides do not let yourself fall into the trap of COMPARING yourself to others performances. This kind of comparing is you actually judging yourself against people that you know very little about. You have no idea what type of work these people put into to produce their results. You don’t know what kind of athletic background they have. You can’t compare yourself to someone who is a former competitive gymnast, or has been weightlifting for the 10 years, or played college sports, and you just started 6 months ago?!?!
JUST BE PRESENT
You are exactly where you are supposed to be. All of you efforts you have done in the last year, all of your training prior to CPM, your entire fitness/sports history has brought you exactly where you stand today. And the same goes with the people you can’t help but compare yourself too. Be proud of yourself. Your progress. Your results. The potential you have. If you feel the need to compare yourself to others there are plenty of success stories that have people with far less physical advantages in life than you.
My hope is you use the 2017 Friday Night Lights as a measuring stick for yourself. I hope you use the positive energy and atmosphere to catapult your mental and emotional inspiration to a level you never thought possible for yourself.
JUST DO IT…
Register at HERE or at the gym, and let’s start this party!
The O-Board Says…
4 Rounds For Time:
350m Run w/ ball
50m Lunges w/ ball
60 Ball Slams *
100 Sit-Ups w/ ball
Post by Chris; follow me on snapchat; mr.cpm