Don’t Talk About It

While I was in chiropractic school in Dallas, I occasionally got to help out my friend Clint who worked for the Dallas Mavericks (a hot topic right now for sure). The company he worked for managed the courtside advertising. The job was to electronically flip the signs and track amount of TV play each advertisement got to meet their quota. If there was going to be a hockey game in the arena next, we then had to break down the huge scrolling ad holders. Crews would come in and break everything down to expose the ice.

One of the guys on the breakdown crew was a giant of a man who would constantly encourage his fellow workers to keep moving. One of the things he would say over and over in his booming voice was, “Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!” I can still hear his bass-like tone ringing as I think about those words.

What is it you are just talking about?

Increasing your flexibility, getting stronger, being able to breeze through met-cons?

Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!

Front squat flexibility an issue? Don’t just say you suck at them- stretch your wrist and hamstrings, strengthen your posterior chain (back), work on your squat bottom position, hop on a foam roller.

Can’t string double unders? Spend 5 minutes before or after class working on rhythm/timing.

Want to get more pull ups? Work on kipping technique, grease the groove, make sure you’re hitting full range each rep.

Running, burpees, and rope jumps got you winded? Run, bike, rollerblade- intervals, tempo (slight burst of speed for short distances) or occasionally go long on Saturday.

Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!

You won’t improve in any of these areas by just hitting them once a month and wishing. You need to FOCUS and you need to DO.

If you’re a member of CFW, you can come in before class or stay after to work on skills (as long as you aren’t interrupting a scheduled class). I encourage you to do so.

Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!