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“Every day I go to work early in the morning. On certain days I’ll see the inside of 3 different gyms. I’ll often coach until 8pm. Then I’ll drive, exhausted, the 25 minutes home to my family. When I get home though, my work is never done. My amazing wife always has dinner ready for me as she waits for me to arrive, so we can eat as a family. From there we get our children ready for bed. Then every night I clean the kitchen. No matter how tired I am, I get it done. In my opinion it’s one of the most important jobs I do all day. It reminds me every night that my family is most important to me. It puts into perspective why I bust my ass all day. And, it’s one of the only ways I can say thank you to my wife for everything she does for all of us. I’m not posting this to gain sympathy. I’m posting this to help those understand perspective. There is always a big picture. When you know and understand your own picture, that’s when you’ll be most successful.”

I wrote this post yesterday, but I wanted to elaborate more on it here. In the several years I have now been a coach, I often find that perspective is the hardest issue for many athletes to grasp. I am not saying that you should not go after your dreams or anything like that. What I am saying is that when you can see the big picture and understand what you are fighting for, then going after those dreams will be easier. I saw this quote today and I could not agree with it more:

“Successful people build each other up. They motivate, inspire, and push each other. Unsuccessful people just hate, blame, and complain.” —Anonymous

I find that the reason many don’t find success is not for lack of effort as often as lack of perspective. I make a choice everyday to do what I do. I do it for the betterment of my family. I am a ferocious competitor, and in my younger days I feel my perspective often got overshadowed by competitiveness. Nowadays, I am still that competitor; however, I chose to let my actions speak for me. Many do not see what it is I do all day. They only see a small glimpse of my life or one aspect of it. Social media is all about perception. It is the perception that we want to create for others to see, regardless of if it is actually true. With me, what you see is what you get. I love hard and I coach hard. I care for everyone that I work with. I work with some of the top high school athletes in the world. I developed the best adolescent strength program in the nation. I own and run a successful gym. I work with Olympians, CrossFit athletes of all levels, and weightlifters. I run competitions, own a programming website, and will launch a grass-fed meat company at the end of the month. I have a family. I put in hours and hours for the betterment of my family. To me they are my big picture. I am happy to give you all a glimpse of my life and I welcome you all to share a glimpse of yours because your big picture is what is most impressive and you should own it.

Fitness – Strength – Community


WARM UP:

3 Rounds

10 Pass Throughs

10 OHS

10 Front Squats

10 Strict Press

Then:

Shoulder Mobility

LIFT:

Strict Press (Test)

10 Min. to Find New 1RM

*Rep. example: 3,3,3,2,2,1,1,1 or 10 x 1

SKILL: (Muscle Up / Pull Up Capacity & Efficiency Test)

ADV: 30 Muscle Ups For Time

INT: 45 C2B Pull Ups For Time

SCALED: 30 Strict Pull Ups For Time

*10 MIN. CAP

WOD: (Wall Ball Capacity – Phosphagen Test)

“KAREN” 

For Time:

150 Wall Balls  (20/14) (16/10) (10/6)

*10 Min. Cap

POST WOD:

Hip & Shoulder Mobility

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