Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just wanted to tell a quick little story before I get on with the workout. And it is an important story. Pretty much after every workout we'll say to you "How was the workout?" or "How are you feeling?" or "How did you do with that one?" You get the drift. Something along those lines. And for the most part it is "Great." or "Tough!" or "Iaminsomuchpainrightnowandyouputmethroughitsogoawayrightnow.AndIhateyou." Or a look that says those exact words.

The other day I asked Christopher Gillis, one of our newer members, one of those questions and received one of those simple answers. That is usually it and that is all we need to hear to make sure you are OK physically and mentally and the workout was what you were looking for that day.

But later in the day I received a message from him that made my day and is one of the reasons I love what I am doing and want to continue to coach and help people live a fitter, better life. It went like this...

Brett, Afterthought: you asked me how my workout was and to be honest, it was great. It was great because I got to workout with an athlete like Rob. Although he is a good friend, he is someone I admire in terms of his facility and ability - working out along side him, and others like him, forces me to push myself and that feels amazing. Much like your toes comment yesterday, being pushed is a challenge I respond positively too. Those are my afterthoughts! Rest up tonight and have a great time with your friends tomorrow night. See you soon. Christopher

It was very good to hear how he was really feeling and the difference he has found in the gym.  And a little shout out to Rob Lantz, a long time member, for being an inspiration. We love hearing stories like this and love the feedback in any shape or style. You guys are all awesome and we look forward to seeing you in the gym everyday. Keep it up.

And yes I did have a good night out. But paid for it the next morning. :)

On to the programming.

Strength

Push Jerk x 3reps x 5 sets

This is a tough movement. Work on speed underneath that bar after jumping through the roof with the bar!

Conditioning

10min Ascending Ladder

  • 2 S2OH
  • 2 T2B
  • 2 Burpees
  • 4 S2OH
  • 4 T2B
  • 4 Burpees
  • 6, 6, 6....

- Team 782