As far as the lessons from today. That one takes the cake. There were students in both the morning and evening classes that clearly demonstrated the need for heart. You have to want it. You have to need this work to drive you forward to your goals, to the betterment of your fitness, your performance, your health. You have to have the heart to know that right now…sucks, but 15 minutes from now it’s a whole different story.
It’s a different story because 5 rounds of running, deadlifting, pullups and jerks is satisfying on some deep instinctual level? Well, maybe for some. But for most it’s because this kind of work unites the mind with the body to perform at a level that you probably never expected yours would. That, in turn, drives you faster and faster towards whatever strengthening, weight loss or other goals you may have. Right now…the work may not be the most fun, but it is a tangible challenge that you can pull apart and sink your teeth into. Manageable pieces of a daunting task become realistic way points towards an increasingly realizable goal.
Kettlebell stays in the mid line of your body. It’s an un evenly loaded weight, so as soon as it leaves that mid line (the line formed by your nose, sternum & naval) you’re asking for trouble.
If your legs aren’t screaming at you for mercy durning a jerk set but your shoulders are…you need to shift the work load. Push harder with the hips and feet!
Distance runs aren’t jogs. They’re RUNS. Push it folks. Leave it all on the field, because when class is over, there’s no more. What are you saving it for?