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December 16 2016

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December 16 2016

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December 16 2016

I was introduced to this great article recently and had to share. Here’s a quote:
“I used to think I was lazy, but the more I examined my quitting behavior, the more I realized it came from fear. I thought by quitting I was protecting myself from the possibility of heartbreaking failure, but all I was doing was protecting myself from achieving my potential.”
The article is by writer/comedian Giulia Rozzi and it’s titled,
I Spent My Whole Life a Quitter Because I’m Scared of Failure (and Also Success)
Here’s a link:
http://www.xojane.com/fun/fear-of-failure-quitting

And now, a thought exercise: How does the quote above apply to you, if at all? How different would your life be, or how much more would you accomplish (especially your fitness goals), if you admitted the fear of failure and/or success might be holding you back? Last, what will you do to fight that fear and stay motivated?

STRENGTH
Every 45 secs for 9 mins, alternating between:
A) 3 Hang Power Cleans + 3 Front Squat, pick load
B) 6 Toes-to-bars
*Perform the 3 Hang Power Cleans, then the 3 Front Squats.
Scale Toes-to-Bars with controlled Hanging Knee Raises or Toes through Rings.*

WOD
50-40-30-20-10 reps, for time of:
Air Squat
Push-up
Kettlebell Swing, 53/35 lbs
Kettlebell Russian Twist, 53/35 lbs
CRX: 53/35 lb KB
FRX: 35/25 lb KB
Coaching: This is one of the best rep schemes for going into the hurt for fairly simple movements. After you’ve finished the set of 40 on everything, you’re well over half-way done with the workload! The Russian Twists are one rep per side, so no need to do any multiplication.