Friday, June 2

Watch this video from Ben Bergeron on training. There’s a difference between practice, training and competing and you should be able to adjust for all of these.

Every day is not a competition. And while we want you to go hard, we never want to sacrifice good technique. We have a whiteboard meeting to go over the workout and talk about the goals, intent, and stimulus we are looking for each day. Sometimes it’s a sprint and sometimes it’s a slow grinder, but no matter what, we want good movement.

We practice skills to get better at the movement. We train those skills to be able to do them faster and under fatigue. Then we reserve some days for competition and let it all hang out.

As he says in the video, 90% of your work should be practice or training. 10% should be competition. This doesn’t mean you only work hard 10% of the time, but it does mean you don’t “compete” every day and sacrifice your technique just for a faster time or heavier weight. That leads to poor movement quality and injury.

Also, every day should be looked at as a chance to get better. It’s not a “pass/fail” each day. Your time may be slower, but maybe you’re working on higher quality movement.

Watch the video for some great advice on how to approach training and the mindset to have for long-term success.

Workout for Friday, June 2
“Filthy Fifty”
For time:
50 Box Jump (24/20)
50 Jumping Pull-Ups
50 American Kettlebell Swings (35/25)
50 Steps Walking Lunge
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Push Press (45/33)
50 Romanian Deadlifts (45/33)
50 Wall Ball Shots (20# to 10′ / 14# to 9′)
50 Burpees
50 Double Unders