BEING A CHAMPION

Warm up
3 minutes of z1 work
+
3-5 minutes of movement prep
*ankles, hips, t-spine
+
3-5 minutes of workout prep
– TGU 1/side
– bottoms up kb walk
– RKB swing
– 10 m run *build on speed

Then

FITNESS:
A. Rack pull , 3 x 5; rest 90 sec
+
3 rounds of
1 min amrap russian kb swings (55/35)
rest 2 min
1 min amrap squat thrusts
rest 2 min
1 min box jumps w/ step down (24/20)
rest 2 min

PERFORMANCE:
A. Rack pull clusters, 1.1.1 x 3; rest 10 sec rest 90 sec
+
3 rounds of
1 min amrap russian kb swings (55/35)
rest 2 min
1 min amrap squat thrusts
rest 2 min
1 min box jumps w/ step down (24/20)
rest 2 min

finisher – max plank hold on elbows for 2 min

Heats are up for Winter Meltdown! Hope to see support from the SRCF community!
Heats are up for Winter Meltdown! Hope to see support from the SRCF community!

By Jason Leydon
I wanted to discuss quickly what it means to be a champion. I think like other things in this world our thoughts and perceptions get confused by what the media pumps into our brains or simply by what we continue to hear day in and day out.

We often equate being a champion to winning and event, standing on top of the podium, holding up the trophy or being the star player. We equate being a champion in the gym to lifting the must weight or setting the fastest time.

The problem lies in that thinking alone, because that would mean that something like .0001% of the people who participate in any sport or any event around the world are champions.. and what does that make everyone else. That right there lies the problem where we think if we are not that person then what does it matter, or some sort of embarrassment and/or failure.

We need to change that thought. Being a champion isn’t about what you are doing when everything is going well. Being a champion is HOW YOU RESPOND WHEN SH#$ HITS THE FAN. Anyone can put on a front and be the man when there are no hick ups.. but how you act, how you respond and how you move forward when it seems like your world is turned upside down is how you become a champion.

That doesn’t mean you will be sitting on top of the world.. but you WILL be a champion in every sense of the word. Setting a PR’s doesn’t just mean lifting the most weight or having the fastest time.. it means.. did you improve in some sort of the way for that day, whether it was in lifting the weight better, having smoother technique, being able to do one more pull up etc..

So remember, everything is a test and how you respond to the situation will dictate how you progress forward (I believe in life as well). Everyone is a champion and everyone has the ability to be great.. it’s YOUR decisions that affect that. So – what road are you going to take…..




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