If you've seen Shawshank Redemption, you'll know exactly what I'm referring to here. Bear with me as I lay this down. Spoilers abound in the post ahead.
In that movie, Andy Dufresne is wrongly sentenced to life in prison for blah blah blah who cares. Early on in the movie, he obtains a rock hammer (which is a tiny little hammer used to kill rocks I guess). By the end of the movie, almost 20 years has passed and Andy Dufresne has used that tiny little rock hammer to carve a hole clear through the walls of the prison and escapes to blah blah blah. So why did I tell that short little story while skipping over the important parts of the movie?
Because your training is a rock hammer. It isn't a jackhammer that gets you your desired end result in a month or 3 months or 6 months. Health and fitness are lifestyles, not quick fixes; they're journeys and you should appreciate them as such. You don't walk into the gym 3 or 4 or 5 hours a week and then wake up 8 weeks later as a professional athlete. You don't spend a few hours a week working out and achieve all your goals within a few months. This is a process that takes time, but it's worth every step of the way. Your training, your eating, your sleep, it all adds up and chips away at the prison walls keeping you from being the best you can be.
Keep chipping away, enjoy every little step of the way, because at the end of the day you're going to spend way more time "getting there" than you're ever going to spend "there" (if "there" even exists).
A. 1RM Front Squat
B. Tabata Push-ups
C. AMRAP 10 minutes of
5 front squats (135/95)
10 box jumps (24"/20")
Posted by Armen.