"Many athletes drop the barbell or come off the rings before they fail a rep, and then only grab the barbell or rings when they are certain they won't fail the next rep. Knowing your limits is critical in competition and life. No doubt. But if you don't allow yourself to fail every now and then in training, how do you truly know your limit? Most of us are capable of more than we think."
I saw this quote on HQ's Facebook page today and thought it was relevant to anyone who spends time in the gym. The workouts we program are designed to test our strength and endurance - you know how difficult and uncomfortable these tests can be. Sometimes I "game" workouts by measuring out my work and rest intervals. It depends on what the workout is and how I'm feeling. There's something to be said about strategy but it's important to push yourself to the red line from time to time too. Maybe you can get one more pull-up or one more deadlift if you just hang on for a little bit longer. Hold on!
Jill holding on while climbing to the top!
3 power cleans (155/105)
3 front squats
3 push jerks
*rounds 1-7 are every 90 seconds
*rounds 8-14 are every 75 seconds
rounds 15-21 are every 60 seconds
Posted by Commish