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Monday 130204

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Check out the sign up for the rowing clinics next Sunday if you haven’t seen it already!

Have you tried out the beginners class? Tuesday and Thursday at 8am. Same workout but with some minor tweaks to let the class spend a little more time practicing and learning new movements.

Mental strength
20 rep max squat
If you’ve been close (16-19) add 5%, 12-15 use the same weight, less then 12 drop 5%. If you’ve gone all twenty, you should add 5-20%. Challenge yourself and pick a big weight!

Conditioning
As many rounds/reps as possible in 12 minutes
10 “absolutely vertical” kettle bell swings, 24kg
15 hand release push-ups
20 double unders

I read this post on CrossFit Verve‘s blog:

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence” -Lombardi.
As I sat and read this I was in the weight room at the University of San Diego. I had to read it twice because my brain didn’t quite process it the first time. As I read it again, I immediately became calm and let out a sigh of relief. Why had I never thought of this before? I have been punishing myself for not being perfect for years. How many of you have been doing this? What a waste of my time.
I began to think of examples where this quote has been applied in my life. The first example that came to mind, was my marriage. You expect to say your vows and then magically you have this perfect relationship. I mean you’re married, right. This of course is silliness, and we’ve let our imagination (and maybe many romantic comedies) talk ourselves into this fairytale. After sometime several people become disillusioned and think maybe they made a mistake (this could be the reason for such high divorce rates). But the reality is that our imagination is just that, our imagination. It takes a conscious action of continuing to strive to perfect your relationship in order to wake up one day and realize you have something excellent. But the journey CAN’T stop once you’ve realized excellence. If you stop then you’ve stopped chasing perfection and excellence will again elude you. You must take active pursuit, consciously and continuously in the things you want perfection in.

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