For this week’s overview of February 11th through 16th, You’ll want to move with a purpose on Monday and not “Shut Down” your mind with Dumbbell Power Snatches, Burpees Over Dumbbell and Shuttle Runs. Tuesday will get a little ”Top Heavy” in this AMRAP with Power Cleans, Strict Handstand Push-ups, Front Squats and Strict Pull-ups. On Wednesday look forward to some strength work with building to a heavy 3 set of Push Jerks. Then taking care of that “Squeaky Wheel” with an AMRAP of Double Unders, Calorie Assault Bike and Push Jerks. Then Thursday, there are Kettlebell Swings, AbMat Sit-ups and Wallballs making up the workout. Hopefully pushing the intensity on this one won’t give you “Bloodshot” eyes. For Friday wear those “Waterproof” clothes in this workout of three separate couplets, with decreasing rep scheme of Rowing for Calories, Front Squats, Toes to Bar, Hang Squat Cleans, Burpees over Bar and Thrusters. Finally on Saturday we will put in the work in teams of 3 and grow “Leaps & Bounds” with Power Snatches, Box Jump Overs and Rope Climbs.
From CompTrain Mindset:
“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away ah this rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the blow that did, but all that had gone before.” – Jacob Riis
The Chinese Bamboo tree, like any plant, requires nurturing. Fertile soil, water, and sunshine. After 1 month of the seeds being planted, nothing can be seen. A full year goes by, but, there still is nothing visible.
A full four years pass by.
And there is still nothing.
At the fifth year, the bamboo tree breaks through the soil. And in a matter of 6 weeks, the tree grows 80 feet.
During those four years, the Chinese Bamboo tree was not laying dormant. It was quite the opposite, growing an intricate and massive root system beneath the surface. It was working harder than ever, building the base of which it allows it to be.