My moment

The fear of embarrassment is a powerful motivator, especially when your embarrassment is shared with thousands of people all over the internet. With that said, I present you with Exhibit A:

If you don’t have the stomach to make it through the entire video, I’ll give you the cliffnotes version: 7 minutes of grunting, breathing really hard, falling over, and facemaking. Needless to say, I came face to face with my weakest link on Tuesday.

I always knew that my conditioning left much to be desired, but its easy to dismiss it and push to the side when there is no actually evidence of it . Sadly, once I saw the footage from my circuit I could no longer deny that I am the physical embodiment of epic fail. My movement quality is also terrible, and has been frequently compared to a hippopotamus having a seizure while on roller skates, and as an aspiring athelete these issues must be addressed before I can continue forward on the path of awesomeness. I can be as strong as I want to be, but if I gas out after 30 seconds then all that strength is useless.

As part of my plan, I am reducing my strength workouts to 1-2x a week, focusing on big movements such as chin ups, bench press, gluteham raises and rows for low sets and reps. On the other days I will focus heavily on conditioning via bodyweight cicuits, strongman implements and weighted complexes.  Mobility work for my trouble areas will be included 2-3x daily at the very least.

Take home points? Identify your weakest points, prioritize bringing them up to speed, create a plan and then work that plan until it stops working for you – you will be a much better person because of it.

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  1. says

    That’s the SEQUAL!! Godamn, I can’t imagine how you did in the FIRST ONE! LOL

    Looks like so much fun though!!! I wish I had a setup like that!

    “gluteham raises”
    “weighted complexes”
    “Mobility work”

    What on earth are they!??

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