TBT: I wrote this blog last summer for a specific workout... I think the message is still applicable today ;)
The human body is an incredible machine because we can do so many different things with it. You could spend hours on Youtube watching people doing unbelievable things like juggling chainsaws or speed-solving a Rubik's cube. You know the kind of stuff that I'm talking about, it's absolutely mind boggling what we are capable of. One feat of human talent that really fascinates me is the production of power and if you glance at the bottom of this post and see the workout you'll see my inspiration.
I like to think of myself as an engine. Once I wake up in the morning and put the key in the ignition I'm ready to go. Throughout the course of the day I can rev up the engine for challenging tasks or I can ease off the gas and cool off a bit into an idle state. The first part of today's workout is a one rep max clean which is one of my favorite lifts because it marries speed and force in a powerful yet graceful movement. Whenever a max effort lift comes up it demands a commitment of all that your body has to offer - you must open the throttle all the way, nothing less will suffice. A max effort lift is not a conditioning movement, there is no use in finding the most efficient gas mileage that your body can get. If you try to do this the bar probably won't make it very far, if it even budges off the ground to begin with. What we're looking for today is a very intense, channeled expression of power. Let's PR today!
Sam pulling at full throttle!
A. 1RM squat clean
B. death by squat clean (135/93)
Posted by Commish