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Weird Sh*t I Do During WODs

I have some odd habits.

I think the weirdest thing I do during workouts is slap my right thigh.  It's not a particularly hard slap.  It's just my mind cueing my body to stop resting and get back to whatever it is it's supposed to be doing.  I can't be certain, but I think this peculiarity derives from my horseback riding days.  It's like using a crop.  Kinda.

I grunt.  Perhaps that's not odd, but it still startles me to hear those kind of noises escape my mouth.

I talk to myself.  I urge myself on with cries of "let's go" and "back on the bar."  I also no-rep myself out loud.  

If you workout near me, you will hear me counting reps.  I usually count them down backwards from whatever number we're supposed to hit.  I do this to trick my brain into thinking that the last rep is a fait accompli.  Clever, huh?

I clap my hands once before I jump up on the pull-up bar.  I have no idea why.  

-Gym Belle-


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