Learn From The Athlete: Lindsey V @ The CrossFit Games

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If I see a CrossFitter do something positive, negative, or share-worthy, I’ll break down the situation and give you some tips so that you can improve your mental game. I’ll try to attach videos, pictures and articles to the posts, so that you can really learn from these CrossFitters. These posts will be categorized with the tag “learn from the athlete” so that you can reference them anytime.

Watch this interview and listen closely to Lindsey

Check out this snippet from another interview

“What is the best possible outcome that could happen at the Games?”

Lindsey- “My goals haven’t changed much from last year. First, I want to finish every workout, second, I want to make it to the third day and the final workout, and third, I want to be in the top 10. The last goal is to be in the top five. I really think that you have to set small goals to build upon, that is why my goals get tougher and tougher as the weekend progresses. I believe that if you set small goals, you can achieve that huge goal. That is how I live.”


1. She sets a great example of how to stay focused on smaller goals in order to reach a larger one. Notice how she talks about staying focused on the process and focusing on each workout one at a time. She also states that when the WOD gets tough and she starts having negative thoughts that she reminds herself of her goals and the reasons why she competes.

2. She also understands and appreciates mental training and is constantly working on improving her mindset.  She attended Kokoro Camp to improve her mental strength and she uses the mantra “believe” throughout everything that she does. If you want to improve your mental approach to training and life, keep your eyes on Lindsey (connect with her on Twitter HERE).


If you want to learn more about how to get through tough workouts, how to improve your focus, or how to have more confidence then check out The Mental Edge Program!

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