Wednesday, December 12

Tuesday’s workout was a challenge. It was difficult to keep getting all of the reps in one minute. Most people had to scale at some point. And that is ok.

Sometimes we will write a workout that we know is nearly impossible to finish as prescribed, and there are a couple of reasons for this. One, we want to challenge everyone at the gym, including the fittest person in the room. Two, sometimes we don’t know what we are capable of unless we try something we previously thought we couldn’t do.

That’s what it is all about! Looking at a workout, or any situation, and saying “Challenge accepted!”

It’s about your mindset. Do you see the challenge as an opportunity to improve and/or learn something about yourself? Or do you see it as something to avoid because you “know” you’re not good at it?

As coaches, all we want is for you to try. Try something new, try a little more weight, try going a little harder. At some point, we are all going to fail. We’re not going to make the time cap or get all the reps in.

So what!?

We learn so much more in trying and failing than we ever could by avoiding the situation all together.

Keep working that growth mindset for everything you do. Approach a challenge with gusto and be ok with failing because you know you are learning and improving from it.

What’s the other option? Avoiding everything in life because it might be hard at times? I choose to grow and learn, and hopefully you do to.

Workout for Wednesday, December 12
25 Minutes to Build to Heavy Complex
2 Cleans
2 Push Press
1 Clean
1 Push Jerk

*Does NOT have to be Touch and Go.
*Complete at least 5 working sets in 25 min.

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