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Forgetting, The Secret of My Success

I'm fairly certain that, when I was a kid, I learned to roller skate by forgetting that I didn't know how.

I recently scored my max height box jump PR the same way.  Not too long ago, I finally did 20" box jumps.*  I was super psyched about it, so you'd think that I'd remember the height.  Well, I didn't.  The next time max height box jumps came up in a workout, I was sure that I had already mastered the big 25" box.  Because I thought I had done it before, I had no problem doing 25".  Then I added on an inch and half, and did that.  And then I added on another inch and a half and totally chickened out.

Me chickening out of the 28" jump

If I had remembered that my previous PR had only been 20", I don't know that I would've pulled off 26.5".  The moral of the story is three-fold: 1) box-jumping is 90% mental, 2) remembering stuff is overrated and 3) you can do way more than you think you can.

-Gym Belle-

*The red box is 18", so to get to 20", we just pile on plates.  The gray box is 25".

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I would be afraid I would tear up my knee. Impressive!

May 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

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