Another challenging week behind us, another opportunity to get better this week. We are starting the week off with some fun, we will build to a heavy 10 rep thruster in our strength piece on Monday then get in “Sucker Punch” which is a descending rep scheme with lighter weights of kettlebell swings and thrusters. Tuesday is interval work to train large sets of toes to bar with an elevated heart rate. “Cement Truck,” has rounds starting every 5 minutes for 5 rounds of 400m run calories on the bike and toes to bar. “Halftime,” comes into play half way through the we week with a 30-20-10 rep scheme of dumbbell snatches and wall balls directly into 10-20-30 burpees and calorie row. Thursday we will focus on upper body movements by starting off building to a heavy set of 5 strict press. Then we will slide into “Heavy Metal,” which is an AMRAP of strict presses, double unders, strict pullups and more double unders! Friday we will pick up the barbell and not let it go, well, only to run a little. We will start with building to a heavy clean complex of 1 power clean, 1 hang squat clean and 1 squat clean. Then fly into “Squeaky Clean,” which is 3 rounds of 400m run, and 7 reps of power cleans, hang squat cleans and squat cleans. Our big class Saturday workout is called “Three Stooges,” this team of 3 WOD has a 30 min time cap of high rep rowing, box jump overs, power snatches and rope climbs.
FROM COMPTRAIN MINDSET:
“If you put limits on everything you do – physical or anything else – it will spread into your work and your life. There are no limits, only plateaus, and we must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee**
Bruce Lee was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident when he was younger. He was told, he would never be able to walk again.
In that moment, he had a choice. To believe that his life was limited, to which a self-fulfilling prophecy would have followed. Or, he could choose to believe that there truly are no limits – only the ones we impose on ourselves.
Bruce made his choice. He chose to believe in cause and effect, and he put in the work. When times got hard, he got harder. When he reached a plateau, he recognized it for what it was. Not a limit, but the next challenge. And he found a way to overcome.
Bruce made his choice. When we reach our next challenge, what will be ours? Will we see it as our limit, or as the plateau that it truly is?