Okay Crow here you again… ya that’s right it is from “Born to Run” I found this insanely fascinating and relate-able to CrossFit. It is about the brain.
At this point in the book the author makes a leap in
saying that running makes people better people… it is leap but we won’t go there today. But it is at this point that the transition is made in talking about the problem with that idea. Running makes people better. Guess what that problem is? Our brains.
“Unlike any other organism in history, humans have a mind-body conflict: we have body built for performance, but a a brain that’s always looking for efficiency.”
The thing that keeps us alive- endurance, is dependent on energy conservation-an area ruled by the brain. What? Ya that’s right, the brain is thrifty as all get out! (please read this book, I am leaving out tons of amazing info) Okay so…” The brain is always scheming to reduce costs, get more for less,store energy and have it ready for an emergency…”
Our body is an elegant machine and yet it is piloted by a penny pinching director. “Okay how can I run his baby without using any fuel?” If you have made a habit of attending classes regularly, then you know how good it feels, you know that the hardest part is getting through the door and after that it’s “easy”, once the habit is formed it is easier to get out of your zone and get to the gym. But if you lose the habit, “the loudest voice in your ear is your ancient survival instinct urging you to relax”
“We live in a culture that sees extreme exercise as crazy, because that’s what out brain tells us: why fire up the machine if you don’t have to?”
TO BE CONTINUED….
manana…one rep max backsquat!!!!YES. and then…….5 min max rep wall balls at a 10ft mark, 20/14