Bounce Back

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In most competitions, it is not the athlete who has the perfect performance who comes out on top. Instead, it is the athlete who makes the fewest mistakes, or the athlete who bounces back from minor issues the quickest.

You must acknowledge that issues will come up, and that there will always be distractions and potential setbacks.  Understand and expect that there will be some unexpected things that will happen in the midst of competition (as weird as that sounds to expect the unexpected).

You must practice quickly recovering to distractions and errors in your training WODs so that you are prepared when something out of the ordinary happens in a competition. Make a conscious effort to challenge yourself to recover as quickly as possible. Remember, any issue that may come up in a WOD can be thought of as a big issue, or as a small issue that is no big deal. You decide.


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