For this week’s overview of January 21st through the 26th 2019, we start Monday off with some strength work building to a heavy Push Jerk triple then play a game called “Go Fish”. No it isn’t the card game but, it does have Rowing for distance, Deadlifts, Lateral Barbell Burpees and Push Jerks to top off the day. Tuesday’s forecast is calling for some “Layup”s, even though there isn’t a basketball available there will be Double unders, Abmat Situps, Kettlebell Swings and Wallballs all wrapped up into a two part workout. On Wednesday we have a confidence inspiring AMRAP called “Girl Power”, a nice balance of cardio, body weight, and weightlifting movements of Assault Bike, Pullups, Pushups, Air Squats and Snatches. Thursday is a strength biased and conditioning all in one “No Brainer” of Plate Hops, Shuttle Sprints and increasing weight Deadlifts. For Friday, we finish the week off with another strength piece building to a Heavy Single Hang Squat Clean and then you’ll want the “Top Down” to complete this triplet of Burpees, Calorie Assault Bike and Hang Squat Cleans. This Saturday we will be closed for some coaching development.
From CompTrain Mindset
“How long are you going to wait until you demand the best of yourself?” – Epictetus
It’s human nature to hold back.
Even if, it’s just a little bit.
It’s a survival mechanism we’ve built.
If we send our all, but, we fail… we’ve been exposed.
We feel embarrassed, even if only for a fleeting moment in time. We can all relate to a recent time where we found ourselves there. Think about how you felt. And ask ourselves – was it so bad, that we’re willing to risk what our best has to offer?
Without active thought and effort, as the quote call for, it won’t happen. We literally have to *demand* it of ourselves. It takes work, as we’re deeply programmed in our subconscious not to.
The choice of words Epictetus used above was purposeful. “To demand the best of yourself”. There isn’t a hint of achieving success, victory, or anything of the like. It was instead a plea to throw circumstances off the table, and to focus on one singular piece – are we giving our best today?
If we can focus on just that, everything else seems to just fall into place.