Monday, January 21

Here’s a great article from Greg Everett at Catalyst athletics: You Don’t Have to do Everything Right… Just Most of It

The point is that you don’t have to be perfect. No one is, and if you obsess over every detail you aren’t going to get anywhere. There are some things you need to do correctly to not get hurt, but sometimes you just need to do the movement over and over to improve.

Even the best in the world aren’t perfect, so don’t get caught up in what someone else does. Keep working on things, keep practicing, and you WILL get better!

Here’s a few paragraphs that I think you need to read:

First, I want to revise the article title slightly to apply directly to you: someone who is presumably not a perfect lifter yet and who has additional technical learning to do. You don’t have to do everything right… just more of it. In other words, don’t expect to come into the gym one day in the near future and be finished—there isn’t going to be a point in time when you perform only perfect snatches and clean & jerks from then on.
What you’re going to do is incrementally improve over time by making a large collection of little things better on average. That is, your mobility will improve gradually so you can achieve better positions; your sense of balance will improve gradually so you can better keep the pressure in the right place on your feet as you pull and react appropriately when it gets off track; your timing will improve in more and more of your lifts; your ability to think less through the lift and consequently focus more on being aggressive will improve.

This means that even when there may be quite a lot of things that aren’t perfect—and maybe even really far from it—your lifts will continue to get better over time. Pay attention to that improvement rather than obsessing over the absence of perfection.

Workout for Monday, January 21
Pull Up Progressions

For Time:
3 Rounds of
30 Double Unders (Scale with: 60 Fast Single Unders)
9 Knees to Elbows (Scale with: Kipping High Knees)
Then 3 Rounds of
30 Double Unders
12 T2B (Scale with: PVC V-Ups)
Then 3 Rounds of
30 Double Unders
15 Sit Ups
*Complete each 3 rounds segment before moving to the next 3 round segment.

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