Wednesday, May 16

What is Actually Required for Success?

Alison sent me this article a while ago and I saved it to use on the blog, then forgot I had it. Luckily, I finally got back to it because it offers up some great advice on what we really need to do to get better - at anything.

Just like the Faulkner quote from the other week, it's all about doing the work. But that's not what we do.

"Why? Because it’s easier to waste time debating the last 10% of improvement than it is to just do the thing that makes 90% of the difference. It’s easier to claim that you need a better diet plan or a new workout template or different gear than it is to admit that what you really need is to not miss a workout for the next six months."

For most of us, we don't need to worry about having the right shoes or jump rope. We need to practice double unders a whole lot. We don't need to worry about which supplements we need to take, we need to eat real, nutritious food for 6-12 weeks. 

Like the article says, the little details that may push a world-class athlete over the edge are not the things that got him or her to that point. It was the years of hard work and dedication to the craft. Then, once you've mastered the fundamentals, you add in the last 10%. 

Please read the full article and don't worry about the little things until you have mastered the basics!

Workout for Wednesday, May 16
Overhead Squat - Work from Rack
5-5-4-3-3
Build Up with Good Lifts and Proper Depth

For Time:
50 Wall Balls (20# to 10' / 14# to 9')
50 Double Unders
25 Burpees
50 Double Unders
25 Burpees
50 Double Unders
50 Wall Balls
*Scale DU with 1 min of DU Practice

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