5-14-12

Warm-up:

WOD
20.15.10.5.
Burpees
Toes 2 Bar

then

Tabata Airdyne

What’s up everybody,
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend and either pampered the ladies in your life or got pampered by the men in your life. I can honestly say that the strongest people I know are mothers. I’ve seen a mother carry 2 children at once, one limp and the other squirming and never look like she’d drop either. I’ve heard of a mother who carries the groceries and a child up 3 flights of stairs while her dog stays right under her feet. It’s because of stories like this and yesterday being Mothers Day that we’re going to jump ahead to our third physical skill. Strength.

Strength is the ability of a muscular unit or combination of muscular units to apply force. Being strong isn’t a gender thing. Being strong is a human thing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, being able to lift heavy objects is functional, transferable, and badass. Deadlifts, Squats, Cleans, Snatches, Presses, these are the movements we train in the gym to apply outside. Not only do they teach you to lift things up and put them over your head more efficiently, they’re FUN.

But being strong doesn’t just refer to lifting external objects. Being strong also apply’s to your ability to move and control your body. Do you ever watch gymnastics? Again, it doesn’t matter if it’s the men’s or the women’s, all of those athletes are incredibly strong. Watch the way they pull themselves up, press themselves to support, and can manipulate their bodies. Strength comes in many forms.

Having a big Deadlift is Cool. Squatting a ton is AWESOME. But no matter what your 1 rep max is, nothing can compare to seeing the look in someone’s eye when they get their first pull-up. Strength is the result of discipline, hard work, and the belief in yourself that you are…STRONG.

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