Today on the Member's Site we posted four workouts. Two intervals workouts involving the SkiErg and the Rower, a strength workout, and a power endurance workout that utilized the AirDyne, KTE, Slosh Pipe, and KB Swings.
Sometimes it takes words and pressure and an example to help guys get through the work. 300 seconds of FLR on the rings offers many opportunities for the voice that says "quit" to win the negotiation. My job is to make sure it doesn't. Photo shot and mastered by @ClayEnos.
If you have a weakness and want to fix it the path isn't very complicated. Just work on it all the time. The single most important advice I can give to a person in the gym is to "take your weaknesses and work on them every single day". Pretty soon they won't be weaknesses anymore. It can be as simple as doing reps before every workout. As I stated before it isn't complicated. Maybe just difficult.
There were a lot of Breathing Ladders done last week. We proposed both "hard" and "recovery" options. Invariably trainees chose the hard option. Clay went for a 1-15-1 ladder of Front Squat Push Press @ 2x25# DBs. t seems fine when you say it, when you choose the weights ... then, later, it seems like a fairly bad idea.
Enele worked the Deadlift last last week and the practice exposed his weak point: he could pull more weight when the plates were sitting on 4" blocks than he could when the plates were on the floor. Being tall is disadvantageous for leverage in the fully compressed position but once the bar gets moving those long levers are an asset.
When the smooth layer of fat disappears, the results of hard work are apparent. In the context of movie aesthetics leanness shows a dedication and discipline that size alone does not convey. And it is usually a sign of deeper commitment to the craft.
Brad, from Project Deliverance, is one of our assistants at the "Fundamentals" seminar this weekend. It's good to have a seminar participant back in a more formal role. It is incredible to witness first hand what they have learned since we first met them.
Clay's strength threshold for the DL is high (175# is only 40% of his 1RM) so these were easy. But the O2 demand caught up after six minutes. And any weight feels too heavy when there isn't enough air.