“3 More Weeks/Excited About Training…”

Posted: July 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Well… More Like 5 More Weeks…

We Have 3 More Weeks Of “Adding Weight” To Your Original “Safe Starting Points” Ahead Of Us…

Then… A Strength “Rest Week”…

Then “Re-Test” Week…

So…

How Ya Feelin’ ?!?!

Me…

As Far As “Feeling”… I FEEL GREAT!!!

The Lifts Are Getting Freakin’ Heavy Real Quick…

Every Time I Write Down The Number I’m Supposed To Lift On The WhiteBoard… My Heart Sinks A Little Because I Think Back To How Bad/Heavy The Previous Week Was!!!

BUT I ALSO GET EXCITED!!! I’ll Get Back To That In A Little Bit…

I Get Excited Because…

Whatever Weight I Write Down On The WhiteBoard… I Don’t HAVE To Lift “XXXlbs”… I GET To Lift “XXXlbs”!!!

I Know What I’m About To Get Into…

I Know The Warm Up’s Going To Suck…

I Know After We Warm Up With That “1st Jump”… My Mind Is Probably Going To Say… “Ehhh… I’m Good Here!!!”

2nd Jump… “This Is Going To Suck…”

3rd Jump… “Am I Sure I Have The Right Numbers?!?!”

4th & Final Jump… “F–K It… We’re Here… LET’S DO IT!!!”

Whether It’s 255lbs… 150lbs… 165lbs… 175lbs… Or 285lbs… Whether It’s A Back Squat… A Strict Press… A Push Press… Or A Deadlift… I Treat Every Lift Like It’s The Only Lift Of The Day…

Yes… There’s A Clock Counting Down How Much Longer I Have To Finish “X” Amount Of Reps… But At No Time Am I Thinking I Need To Lift This Much Weight As Fast As I Can…

I’m Thinking Form… Technique… Quality… & “Legit-ness”…

I Want All My Reps To Feel Pretty & LEGIT!!!

I Want All My Reps To LOOK Pretty & LEGIT!!!

***I’m The Coach… Every Time You See Me… I’m Either Coaching… Cleaning The Station… Or Working Out… Most Of You Walk Into The Station When I’m “Mid-WOD”… I Never Know Who’s Looking… Whatever WOD… Whatever Movement I’m Performing… I Want Whoever Is Watching To Think/Know… “Coach Is Legit!!!”***

Back Squats… LOW… Hip Crease Is Below My Knees… As ALL SQUATS SHOULD BE!!!

Strict Presses… No DIP!!! Not Even The Slightest Dip In My Legs To Get That Bar Moving… No Dip To Get Under The Bar Once It’s Moving…

Push Presses… Just That 1st Initial Dip To Get The Bar Moving… Then… SQUEEZE MY ASS & POP MY HEAD THROUGH!!! NO Re-Dip!!! That Would Make It A Push Jerk…

Bench Presses… Kiss My Chest With The Barbell… Don’t BOUNCE The Bar Off Of My Chest… Straight Down… Straight Up…

Deadlifts… TAKE CARE OF MY BACK! TAKE CARE OF MY BACK!! TAKE CARE OF MY BACK!!!

I Don’t HAVE To Perform The Above Lifts…

I GET To Perform The Above Lifts…

I GET A Chance To Make My Body Stronger…

I GET A Chance To Make My Mind Stronger…

I GET A Chance To Take My Body Out Of It’s Comfort Zone…

And That’s Where The Magic Happens…

Getting Outside Of Your Comfort Zone…

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It’s A Physical & Mental Game…

Warming Up To Your “Safe Starting Point”… Then Realizing… “S–T… I Gotta Add “X” More Pounds?!?!”

The “Walk” From Your Barbell To The Plates Can Be A Long One…

You Know What I’m Talking About… Re-Calculating Your Numbers In Your Head As Your Staring At Which Plates To Grab Next & Thinking “This Can’t Be Right” So Then You Grab Your Phone & Realize “Shit… It’s Right…”

During The Warm Up… You’re At Your Station… We May Run Or Row… Do Some “Stretching”… Some Body Weight Movements… We Warm Up With The Bar… Then Slowly Start Adding Weight… Every Time You Walk From Your Station To The Plates To Get More Weight… That “Walk” Becomes Slower & Slower As Your Heart Is Racing & Your Mind Is Thinking “How The Hell Am I Going To Lift This?!?!”

Scary Right?!?!

BUT YOU’RE EXCITED…

Whether You’re Scared Excited Or Happy Excited…

That Feeling Of Excitement Let’s You Know You’re Alive!!!

If You Haven’t Figured It Out Yet… I Don’t Talk Much… Say What Needs To Be Said When It Needs To Be Said…

But I See… Hear… & Take Note Everything…

And I Get Excited Seeing You Ladies & Gents Getting Excited!!!

Whether I See The “Happy & Stoked To Train” Version Of You… Or The “Scared Out Of Your Mind To Train” Version Of You… I See Some Form Of Excitement Take Over You As You Begin To Make Your Way Out Of Your Comfort Zone…

And Once You’re Out… Once You Have Your Barbell Loaded To “XXXlbs”… That’s Where The Magic Just Starts To Happen…

YOU STILL HAVE TO LIFT THAT BARBELL “XX” AMOUNT OF TIMES!!!

Some Days You Get Through Pretty “Easy”…

And Some Days… Let’s Just Say Some Days Are Harder Than Others…

Some Days Bring Smiles… Laughter… Cheers & High Fives!!!

And Some Days Bring “Rest Bitch Faces”… Tears… Cuss Words… More Cheers & More High Fives…

Whatever Kind Of Day It Is… There Is Some Kind Of Emotion Behind Your Training…

And That Let’s You Know You’re Still Passionate About What You Do…

Now… No Matter What Kind Of Day You’re Having… You’re Out Of Your Comfort Zone… And There’s No Turning Back… (However… For Safety… We Can Always Take Weight Off!!!)

Stay Passionate…

Stay Thirsty…

Stay Hungry…

Live Outside Your Comfort Zone…

Stay Excited About Your Training!!!

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ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

Active Rest Day… Get Out & Do Something Fun!!!

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3…2…1… GO!!!

Mando

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7.14.2018 WOD & Scores…

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