So this right here…it’s an inverted plank. It’s not the hardest move I’ve ever done in my TRX training, but it definitely doesn’t fall under the easy level. What makes this so awesome, is that I couldn’t do it. Well, what I mean is, I told myself I couldn’t do it.
You see, last time we did this move my coach, Mark Campbell gave us a modified version and I took the “easy” route because it was something I hadn’t done before. Which is fine, we have to listen to our bodies when we exercise. This round, he didn’t give us the modified option…I spoke up and said something, but he just smiled and said, you can do it this way. Well, I almost didn’t. As I was putting my feet in getting ready to go into a plank, that negative talk began to creep in. I pushed past it and said to myself, just try, if you can’t do it, you’ll get it next time.
So I pushed my body back into a plank. I realized, this isn’t so bad and started walking myself away from the wall! I shocked! It wasn’t bad at all, I could totally do it!
So here’s what I learned…your mindset almost always predicts your outcome. I almost let a negative mindset let me fail at something that was VERY attainable for me. It was not only an accomplishment I could mark off as TRX things I can do, but it also was a reminder to push myself, quit limiting my abilities, and stay positive. You know, it isn’t often that Mark gives me something I can’t do. He leads and coaches in a way that helps me get better and achieve things I never have, and even on those few times I have failed at something he’s given me, he’s quick to show me how to achieve it next time. It’s been nearly a year since I dove into TRX, and it’s been the most empowering change in my lifestyle than anything else. Many times it’s my words and positive mindset that get me through. Like when he has us do my “favorite things” like squat hops or burpees. I just say, “oh squat hops are my favorite.” They really aren’t, I really dislike them, but I tell myself these words at an attempt to keep it positive, and I think it really makes a difference for me.
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