no images were foundFrom now on at the gym, there will be no more coaching of any of the movements, no more telling anyone to get deeper in their squat or to throw the wallballs higher. I won’t be telling anyone to lock out their arms overhead or to pull their chins over the bar, and Danielle won’t be telling you to stay back on your heels or to get your chest all the way to the floor. We won’t be yelling for you to go faster or telling you to stop resting and keep moving. If you want a better Fran time or higher Fight Gone Bad score, just ask for it and I’ll give it to you. Danielle will tell everyone that she saw you deadlift [insert ridiculous amount of weight here] like it was nothing, that you can run a mile in less than 4 minutes and can row 2000m in under 6 minutes.
From this point forward, your experience at the gym will be centered around ease and comfort, and workouts that used to start with a loud BEEP and end in a sweating heap of panting and exhaustion will now begin with a calm breeze blowing through a wind chime and end with a nap in a La-Z-Boy.
Yep, it sounds ridiculous because it is. Walking around telling someone you have a 2:00 Fran time or a 600lb deadlift isn’t nearly as cool as actually having a 2:00 Fran time or a 600lb deadlift. And you don’t get either of those things by not squatting to full depth every time, not locking out overhead, or by shortcutting your way to bragging rights. The only way to get there is to do what your coach is telling you, bust your ass day in and day out, and demand more of yourself than anyone else ever would. And none of that happens while you’re asleep in the La-Z-Boy.
5 Heavy Turkish Get-ups (each hand)
3 Rounds for time of:
20 Kettlebell Thrusters (16kg/12kg)
10 Windmills (each hand)