Yes, Thank You (Fri 6/18/10)

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Sometimes you come into the gym and have a bad day. You go to lift the barbell and it seems glued to the ground. Your pullups feel like you’ve got a 2 Pood kettlebell strapped to each foot, and your airsquats feel like a 1RM attempt every time. It happens to everyone, and sometimes the feeling hangs even around for a few days. How should you react to that? Stop coming in to the gym? Nope, instead just say “thank you.”

Miss your deadlift PR by 15 lbs? Yes, thank you. Add three minutes to your “Fran” time? Yes, thank you. Tear the skin off your hand again? Yes, thank you! Lats so sore you can’t lift your arms over your head, and now you have to do more pullups? Yes, Thank You! Wallball come down and hit you in the face (again)? YES, Thank You!! Kettlebell snatch leave a *really* big bruise on the back of your forearm? YES, THANK YOU!!!

You should be the most thankful for these things, and everything else that you struggle with in the gym too. Without them, you wouldn’t learn how to improve your deadlift technique, push yourself harder during “Fran”, get stronger hands, break your PR for consecutive pullups, improve your coordination when dealing with incoming objects, or have any reason to improve your kettlebell technique! These things are the things that make you better! Whenever you’re presented with something that (apparently) sucks, simply greet it with YES, THANK YOU!!! Because it’s yet ANOTHER opportunity to make yourself better.

And when you come into the gym today, I promise to give you another opportunity to say YES, THANK YOU!!!

Today’s WOD:

5 Rounds for max weight (not time) ofThe Bear Complex

1 Round of The Bear Complex consists of 7 sets of the following sequence:

Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Press
Back Squat
Push Press

Rest as needed between rounds. No resting during a round – bar must touch the ground but may NOT be re-gripped.

  • Ladybug724

    Well, this looks fun!

  • dan lau

    Thank you Coach!