Intensity is a mentality. What you are willing to give depends on your drive, purpose and focus.
You need to realize that your intensity will change depending on your mood, current training plan, rest, nutrition, injury etc. True, all-out-intensity (9 or 10 on a 1-10 scale) may only last a few seconds. If your workout or event is longer than that, you need to practice being in control of your intensity, staying focused and grinding through.
Short bouts of all out effort are intense. Long bouts of continuous effort are also intense, just in a different way. Both require a different level of intensity, but the same level of drive.
- You need to practice pushing yourself, yet staying in control in both types of WODs.
- You must also understand that you cannot train at a 10 at all times; this is both stupid and impossible.
- Give what you can, where you are, with what you’ve been given.
Article of The Day
“7 Truths About Intensity” – Fletcher Fitness (my other site)