Hello again everybody! I want to direct our attention to one thing only this week: time. Have you been on an athletic team before? The sport doesn’t matter, all sports are fair game for this discussion. Or maybe you did karate or some other competitive physical activity. Or maybe you never played sports but your kid does. The point is, most of us have gotten a pretty close look at how an athlete’s time is spent when involved in physical competition.
The athlete’s time can be split into two categories. The first category is time spent preparing for competition- this includes honing skills, playbook study, conditioning, etc. The second is time spent in competition- this is your game, meet, match, or general glory moment.
Think about how your time as an athlete was spent. What did that ratio look like? If you are a parent, how many times do you have to take your kid to practice? And to a game?
Athletes spend far more time preparing for competition than they actually spend competing! At Legendary Athletics, our programming is designed to train you for competition- we aren’t just throwing you into max effort WODs on a daily basis. Your body can’t sustain that type of exertion and your progress will suffer if you try!
That’s it. I just wanted to point out the rationale behind NOT competing on a daily basis. Now, let’s see how I did this week (March 14-19th).
M- HBBS: 225, 255, 275, 275 Pull ups: 15, 25, 30, 35 Metcon: 12 rounds +4 reps
There were so many transitions in this WOD I couldn’t get above an 85% effort- smartly planned. Also, pistol practice is always welcome.
T- I missed the gym on Tuesday! My day was too busy for me to get in and I had plans at night. Sometimes life interrupts our training. Just make sure you get back on your horse quickly.
W- Strict Press: 95, 105, 115, 1 rep at 125 Cleans: 165, 195 Metcon: 5 rounds plus wallballs and farmer’s carry, 90lbs/arm and 25lb wall ball
My cleans are getting much better. I was happy with my reps at 195.
R- Metcon: Man Makers: 30lbs/arm across Thrusters: 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145
I loved this WOD but it hated me. I did clusters all through my final set but the work got done.
F- Deadlifts: 295, 315, 335, 345 Power Snatches:0 Metcon: 16.3 62 reps
Despite feeling pretty wiped after my W and R efforts, I couldn’t resist doing 16.3. I wasn’t sure I’d get beyond 3 bar muscle ups so I was sorrrrrt of happy with my performance. I did the deadlifts afterwards and didn’t have enough fuel in the tank for the snatches.