Have you ever checked the blog, read the workout, and thought, "Nope, nope, definitely not"? I'll admit that I have. But, if my first reaction is a big fat "no", I try to figure out why before nixing the workout completely. Does the workout look boring? (Maybe.) Does the workout contain movements I don't like? (Usually.) Do I not like these movements because I'm not good at them? (Most likely.) Do I have an injury? (Probably not.) Will I get better at _______ if I do this workout? (Duh.) Should I suck it up and go workout? (YES.)
If you see a workout on the blog and your reaction is immediately, "I'll pass." I'd try and figure out why that is. Unless you have an injury and the workout is going to aggravate your injury further, cherry picking is a no-no. Workouts that look "boring" on paper, may be more fun than you think, or their purpose may be to develop better mental toughness. Workouts that have movements you need to improve on, are always a good idea. The only way you get better at something is to practice, practice, and then practice some more. So, workouts with those unfavorable movements are just another opportunity to practice. Leave the fruit picking to the farmers and come in for a workout.
Natasha and Sally putting in work on everybody's favorite movement: thrusters.
A. 5x3 paused back squats
*warm up to a heavy three, then use that weight across
B. 3 rounds for time:
20 goblet squats (70/53)
30 kb swings (70/53, USA)
40 double unders
Posted by Megan