What makes and breaks a community? I wrote about this last February before the start of the open. I have been asked this question again recently in several different forms over the past few weeks. Mainly due to how impressed people are by how the Precision faithful represent itself. I have come up with a variety of answers to my thoughts when pondering this question and they have not changed much at all.
Here is what I think. What makes a community is selflessness. Being able to give up yourself to those around you. To be exposed, if you will, and to let those around you in so they can help you, cheer for you or just be there when you need them through good and bad times. A community finds a way to stick together regardless of obstacles. When a new member comes around it accepts that person graciously, warmly and whole heartedly as one of their own seeing through their faults. What breaks a community is selfishness and lack of acceptance to change. Having a person or persons who in a group stir a pot so that others can follow them down a road that will eventually lead to nothing but the loss of that community. Here at Precision we have a community that is strong and accepting. It is divided by no one and although there will be forces that will try and do so, staying strong and believing in each other will keep us together always. Of course there will be tough times but together we are one and together we can push through anything. What I saw for Coach Jose Cobian’s Father over the past few days was incredible. What we all did as a community was in deed selfless. Those of you that aided I bet you did not even think twice before helping the cause. You just did it because to you it was the right thing to do. I am honored to know all of you and to be your coach. See you in the gym PC!
“Base up, you blockheads!”
10 OHS Squats
10 Good Mornings
10 Pass Throughs
5 Inch Worms
3 Rounds (At a walking pace)
10 Bar Roll Outs
10 Supine BB Row (Put feet on box if app.)
10 Ass. Glute-Ham Ext.
Work up to 2 @ 92% 1RM
4 x 3 @ 77% (Touch and Go)
*Keep technique throughout the entire movement! DO NOT BREAK!
7 KBS (70/53) (53/44) (44/35) (35/26)
7 Wall Ball 10′ (20/14) (16/10) (14/6)
*Score = total rounds completed.
Roll & Stretch