PR's All Around!

January 28th, 2014

Reminders! We're closed from 8-11 AM from now on. Also, there is no 7:30 PM class on Fridays.

For those of us looking to watch the game on Sunday, we'll most likely be having it playing at the gym on the projector. Look for details in the SJBB Facebook group soon.

Awesome work this month crew! Nearly EVERY SINGLE PERSON set a deadlift pr today!

pr much?

We're really excited about the hard work you've put in. Let's keep the momentum rolling and keep improving. Now...allow me to put things back in perspective. One of the most important things that we can learn is to recognize what our goals are and to make sure our actions align with those goals. As we continue to try to get stronger, look better, and get healthier, we need to realize what and why we are doing. Today's test was a tool we used to see how far we've come in the last month or so in our strength. However, we will continue to focus on higher rep ranges. These are going to be much more vital to our long term progress and health. Remember, in order for us to CONTINUE to make progress day in and day out, we have to be able to lift and move. If we are taking 3 steps back and 1 forward because we don't think about the long term, we'll be in the same place we are now next year. Instead, focus on the small wins every day. Make small improvements everyday. Clean up that form just a little bit more. Maintain tension throughout the lift. Move the same weight just A LITTLE cleaner. A little faster. It will all add up. It's just like compound interest...each little bit is making you that much better than yesterday. It's fun to compete and push each other but don't forget that in the end...you are only competing with yourself. Your goal is to be better than you were yesterday. Now that that's out of the way.  (here's a great little article btw: http://www.liftbigeatbig.com/2013/09/how-often-should-i-test-my-max.html).

January 28th, 2014

7 sets of the complex:

2 Cleans, 1 Front Squat, & 1 Jerk

...then...

10 minutes AMRAP: Run 200m 5 Power cleans (135/95) 5 Burpees