Warm-up: 2 Rounds – 10 OHS (45/25lbs), 10 Virtual Shoveling reps, 10/5 Strict Pull-ups, 10 Serratus Push-ups, 10/5 Dips, Rotator Cuff Stretch 30sec; Group Mobility
MetCon – Tabata Something Else:
For Total Reps
Finisher: Foam Roll Quads
We’ve said it before and will continue to make it a point to you all: training is a process, not the events of one day. Your aim should be to write the great American novel, not some F. Scott Fitzgerald novella with haphazardly formed characters and little to no substance. Imagine yourself as Joyce, and imagine that Joyce was American instead of Irish, and then imagine his stream-of-consciousness style of writing in Ulysses as your training regimen. Construct the Modernist masterpiece! (Miss J: “Grant, you are full of it. Joyce is annoying and nobody really likes to read him, which is why you
That means there will inevitably be days that you just aren’t “feeling it.” And these days may come more and more often if you are above a certain age or aren’t taking care of your body. The demands we place on ourselves are extremely high day in and day out. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your training is to take 3 days off and come back refreshed and foaming at the mouth to touch a barbell again.
This also means it is sometimes fine to not work up to a new one rep max squat or go for a heavy snatch or clean. You must listen to your body. Even if we were the best coaches in the world, we still can’t get inside your head to understand how you are feeling that day. Make your concerns known to a coach and we can come up with a scale or something else entirely to ensure you are getting some work done.
So step back and see the big picture. We want you squatting and pressing at the same time you qualify for the senior citizen discount. What good is training for life if you are going to run the risk of injuring yourself by making too great a jump in weight? Think about it this way: the squat you injure yourself on is literally one in the million squats you will have done at Ktown. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Slow, steady progress always wins this type of race,