Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Positive talk


Yesterday's workout, The Bear, was a real challenge for everyone. It's one of those that really pushes you to your limit, and you will likely find that it's a psychological challenge as well as a physical challenge - to keep going when it gets really tough/heavy/painful/fatiguing. This is where it's important to pay attention to what you're saying to yourself (in your head) during the workout. Are you saying positive things, or are you thinking about how hard it is, how tired or sore you are? Sometimes the best thing is to take emotion and strategy out of the equation and just focus on what rep you're on, saying the number over and over to yourself. That's how I like to get through long kettlebell complexes. The important thing is to stay positive, focused, and calm, and you'll be surprised at what you can handle.

I also want to say that I saw some wonderful progress on The Bear since the last time we did it. Many of you just blew your past numbers out of the water, and everyone finished all reps on all five rounds, which takes some determination. Great work, everyone!



Workout

press 3x5
1 TGU each side after each set, including warm-up sets

then

5 rounds for a sense of urgency:
10 deadlifts (~50-60%)
sprint to the red door and back
20 heavy swings



Endurance Option

accumulate 15 presses at 5RM
1 TGU each side after each set, including warm-up sets

then/or

5 rounds below AeroMax:
10 deadlifts (~50-60%)
sprint to the red door and back

20 heavy swings



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