Thursday, February 28

If any of you were at the gym around 6:30 on Tuesday, you probably saw me struggling to complete the workout with bar muscle ups in it. This is a movement I thought I had mastered, but due to lack of practice, I completely lost the ability to do them (or at least do them well). It took me 14 minutes to complete a workout that should have been done in less than 10 at my current ability, or so I thought. I was determined to finish that workout without scaling the movement and even though it took me longer than I wanted, I am happy I did it. My point is that sometimes you need to push yourself to the next level. Get out of your comfort zone and fight through a workout once in a while that you might normally scale. It's too easy to get caught in the "scaling zone" and never progress to the next level of the movement. It's ok to take a little longer on the workout. You will benefit in the long run, and we're not giving away any prizes to the people that finish first.

I want you to maintain the stimulus in the workout, but I also want you to take your movement to the next level. That means finding the balance between scaling and RX'd so your workouts are done at a high intensity, but you're still challenging yourself along the way. Talk to the coaches if you are unsure how to scale a particular movement and listen to what he or they say. They will know what you are supposed to get out of the workout and can make an informed decision. This means sometimes going slower but heavier and sometimes staying lighter so you can move faster. As always, let us know if you have questions!

Workout for Thursday, February 28 Elizabeth 21-15-9 Cleans (135/95) Ring Dips

5 Rounds 20 m broad jump 80 m Sprint Rest 1 minute between rounds

PS - these are full squat cleans!

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