Little Warrior Wod this Saturday in all classes & a Note on Mental Toughness – CFS

Join us this Saturday for The Little Warrior Wod!

The Little Warrior WOD Foundation was created by our very own member, Chad Verry, to help fund the research and development to aid in the fight against childhood cancer. We will be running the WOD during all classes this Saturday February 4th, and Chad will be here collecting donations from 8AM – 12pm. All are welcome! Prizes will be awarded to the best male and female scores for the day.  All morning classes are All Levels will be held in Southie Green (there will be no classes in Orange) and DJ Sprinkles will be on the turntables.

Donations are not required, but those that are made for $40.00+ will receive your choice of a Little Warrior WOD T-shirt, tank top or snapback hat. If you would like to make a purchase through The LWW online shop, please visit their Facebook Page here. All funds collected directly benefit the Little Warrior Foundation.

This WOD is for the brave little children who are affected by cancer. This WOD, everyone comes out a winner. How big is your brave…

Mental Toughness
With the Crossfit Open right around the corner, “Mental Toughness” is a key component that will help you perform the way you want to. Read through the entry below and try to keep these things in mind while you’re moving through today’s WOD.

Round 4 of a 5 round WOD: legs, hurting; heart, pounding; lungs, exploding; fatigue sets in.

“Every CrossFitter from novice to elite will reach this critical threshold and SHOULD reach it every time we WOD. This marks the turning point where we will either beat the time we have striven for, or fizzle out in a fatigue-induced slouch over our barbell.

The difference between these two polar opposite paths comes down to one intangible factor: mental toughness.

Mental toughness represents our will to succeed; the driving force that will push us past our pre-conceived physical limits. Too often, I see athletes who assure me they cannot go further because something on their body “hurts.” Of course they’re “hurting” – that’s the point of CrossFit. If this WOD was easy, it wouldn’t be doing the job it was programmed to do.  A massive difference exists between injury and hurt. Injury = physical inability to continue because something is broken. Hurt = pain from workout.

Suck it up. All of us feel it and all of us have been guilty of sandbagging during a WOD at one point in time. I can personally tell all reading that my most frustrating WOD experiences have come after I have quit on myself and personally known that I could have and should have done better – no one should ever have that feeling post-WOD. We all reach that point where putting down the bar for a minute or stopping a run feels like the easy thing to do. Leaving a WOD should parallel the feeling of leaving the arena after playing for a championship or walking out of the office after interviewing for our dream job. We should have the feeling that we put our maximum effort and every ounce of sweat and blood into this endeavor and if we came up short of our goal, at least we gave it all we had, physically AND mentally.

When the athlete who tells me they “can’t” is pushed and encouraged a little, they do exactly what they insisted they could not. Every time. As a staff, we will not always be there every time to tell an athlete to push themselves. It comes down to your own mental toughness. Push past your pain threshold. Suck it up, think “I can crush this” and pick up the bar. Don’t sell yourself short – any of us can do anything if we believe in our abilities and act upon this realization.”

Open WOD 15.1
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 toes-to-bars
10 deadlifts (115 / 75 lb.)
5 snatches (115 / 75 lb.)

15 hanging knee raises
10 deadlifts (85 / 55 lb.)
5 snatches* (85 / 55 lb.)
L1 – hanging knee raises; (65/35)

1-rep-max clean and jerk
6-minute time cap

*15.1a immediately follows 15.1 with no rest in between.

Scores/Comments from Open WOD 15.1 performed on 2/27/15
Scores/Comments from Open WOD 15.1 performed on 1/22/16


  • Michael Byrnes

    02/01/2017 @ 9:12 pm

    2015: 144/245#
    2017: 151/255#

  • Lizowiz

    02/01/2017 @ 5:01 pm

    2015: 135/145
    2016: 137/150
    2017: 143/145 (failed 155 jerk 3x- so close!)

  • Shea

    02/01/2017 @ 1:13 pm

    15.1a: 200 rx
    15.1b: 285

  • Ryan Gould

    02/01/2017 @ 2:31 am

    15.1: 90 Rx
    15.1a: 185×1. PC at 190 but failed the jerk

  • Trevor

    02/01/2017 @ 1:42 am

    145 Rx up 30 from 2015
    185# up 15 lbs from 2015 but not a PR.

  • BrianC

    02/01/2017 @ 12:58 am

    Crushed it!

    • Daniela Bitto

      02/01/2017 @ 2:08 am

      Thanks BC!

  • BrianC

    01/31/2017 @ 10:15 pm

    1. 186 (6+6) Rx
    1a. 265

  • Marc

    01/31/2017 @ 5:28 pm

    15.1: 160 down from 177 and 186 the year before. Odd bc I didn’t feel too winded.. i think I had more in me.

    15.1A: 267 same as last time, first time was 252

  • Morgan

    01/31/2017 @ 4:56 pm

    2015: 148 / 170
    2016: (not sure) / 175 (Pr)
    2017: 186 (jack knives) / 185 (Pr)

  • Ben Brauer

    01/31/2017 @ 4:55 pm

    2015: 156 / 220
    2016: 147 / 225
    2017: 149 / 245
    guess I need to work on my toes to bar…

  • Kippy

    01/31/2017 @ 4:34 pm

    2015 Open: 132 Rx, 160 C&J
    Today: 150 Rx, 170 C&J

  • JT

    01/31/2017 @ 3:26 pm

    15.1a: 134
    15.1b: 205# PR since back injury 2 years ago

  • Brian Maser

    01/31/2017 @ 2:37 pm

    15.1a: 150
    15.1b: 237 (failed the jerk at 245)

  • Crowley

    01/31/2017 @ 2:36 pm

    2015: 160/235
    2016: 150/245
    2017: 159/255

  • Brendan Caslin

    01/31/2017 @ 1:58 pm

    15.1a: 180
    15.1b: 255, failed the jerk at 285

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