Tuesday 160816

Greet Each Day With A Smile
Written by Holden Rethwill

“I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.”

“It’s just one of those days.”

“I’m having an off day.”

How many times have you heard someone say this? Well, all I hear are excuses. All of these statements are merely an attempt to justify a poor attitude and outlook on one’s current situation.

You know what is awesome about being a human?

Our ability to make choices.

We have the choice to wake up every morning with a smile on our face, ready to take on what the world throws at us. We also have the choice to make one of these excuses. But why do the latter when the former leads to a much happier outlook on life?

Rather than waking up and dreading the day ahead, try simply smiling and telling yourself that you have the choice to find the positive in what lies before you.

This mindset transfers over to the gym as well.

Rather than walking into the gym and making the excuse that the workout or lift just wasn’t a good one for you, try reversing that thought and taking a positive outlook. You’ll be surprised with how much better your body will feel and your performance will be.

If we are constantly making excuses like the aforementioned, we are continuously setting ourselves up for failure. The opposite, greeting each day, each workout, with a smile, can lead to incredible success.

You have the choice to have a positive attitude! So give it a shot, but just a warning, smiling is known to be contagious!

Dynamic Warm-Up – Mobility
Prepare to for..

A.
Skill: 
3 x Max Effort Strict Pull Ups

B.
WOD: “Flip & Flop”
“Flip”
4 Min Amrap
12 Power Cleans 105/73 95/63 85/55
6 Strict Dips Rings or Bars

2 min rest

“Flop”
4 Rds
6 Push Press 105/73 95/63 85/55
12 Pullups

*Scale accordingly to meet or beat cutoff & maintain intensity with good mechanics on B.  Ask your coach for help.

COOL DOWN/RECOVERY:

Competitors or athletes wanting to improve your Fitness level: Recover, hydrate 6-8 mins after above WOD, then:

C. See programming on white board.

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