Hope you all had a great weekend and have recovered your arms and legs that we lost last week. We will be floating into Mondays workout with an interval style workout. “Hot Air,” has work starting every 5 min x 5 with air squats, calories on the rower and power snatches. We are looking to have you get a minimum of a minute and a half of rest between each round. Tuesday comes in hard with some more running and strict pullups, so this is the day to bring those running shoes. “Strict Nicole,” is an AMRAP 20 of 400m run and max strict pullups. Remember guys, even if you don’t have a pullup these are the days that are going to help build that strength. Ring rows, banded, assisted pullups are as hard as you make them. You got this! Weightlifting Wednesday continues with building to a heavy pause front squat double, then we get in to “Dirt Nap,” no there is no napping in todays workout, only 3 rounds of 15 hang squat cleans and lateral barbell burpees. Thursday sneaks in with a fun class style workout called “Family Feud.” We will be dividing the class into two teams and battling it out with an AMRAP 25 grunt style workout again. “Joker,” is a repeat workout that we’ve done before with ascending reps 1-10 on toes to bar and descending reps 10-1 on deadlifts. It’s a grip killer but it’s a lot of fun! Saturday is what we’ve been building up to for the last few weeks in our programming, “MURPH”. We do this workout to honor a fallen hero and to give thanks for our freedoms and the lives we get to live because of people like Michael Murphy. While “Murph” is a significant amount of volume, completing any version of this workout, whether it be half of the work or the full thing, is an honor to be had. There are several modification options and it is a great community workout.
FROM COMPTRAIN MINDSET
“A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin
A morbid thought from the former dictator of the Soviet Union.
There is truth behind this statement that we can relate to. As human beings, we do not relate to the many. We relate to the one. We simply cannot connect on an emotional level to something without a specific human story.
The purpose of the quote above is not to shame us, but to bring perspective to something we can take into our daily lives: to treat every individual, as a true individual. Stereotypes are ever easy to adopt. But when we do, we write off individuals… as just another number. A “statistic”.
When we feel the desire to generalize, let’s choose the opposite path. Act for the one.