Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The gym as a place of accomplishment

Mark shows how the explosive hip extension causes the bell to lift without needing to pull it up with your back.
The gym as a place of accomplishment. I had to steal that quote from one of our members. It's too good not to reuse in today's post. After our workout on Monday, I was talking to a member about the fine balance between pushing you out of your comfort zone and pushing too hard until you burn out. His response was perfect, and it made me feel good that someone understands what we're trying to do and why we're different from other gyms in the area.

Our gym is a place of accomplishment. You come in, do work, get better, and you should leave feeling like you accomplished something. The goal isn't to only feel good about yourself because you beat someone else in the workout, or feel bad about yourself because someone else beat you. It's not good to come to a workout nervous because it looks like it's too hard and designed to crush you. You want to come in excited to do some work and feel better leaving than when you came in.

I stole all of those words from him. I love it. You guys get it! It's a hard sell because it's not sexy and marketable, but you guys are seeing the value in consistent hard work.
Workout
strength - add weight from last time (more info) 

deadlift 2x5 

then

5 rounds

15 OHS
row 300m