6.8.13 Training Session (1)

Workout 1
5 minute easy row, run, ride, jump rope, etc.
Then:
15m Lunge + 10x Split Jumps
15m Reverse Lunge + 10x Jump Squats
15m Lunge + 10x Squats +
15m  Bear Crawl + 15m Reverse Bear Crawl
2 sets to warm-up
Then:
45/15 Circuit
45s Work, 15s Transition:
Airdyne (arms-only) @ > 120/90 RPMs 
Sandbag Power Clean + Front Squat
Mountain Climbers
Ski Erg with Jump
Barbell Hang Muscle Snatch/Power Snatch
FLR on Rings
Max Reps DL @ 185/115 (keep it clean!!)
Dead Hang, every 10s perform a pull-up
Rest
Rotate through for 30 minutes
Then:
Cool Down
 
Participants
[gp_workout1]
 
Coach’s Comments
N/A
 
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I often wonder what gores through people minds when they first start training at GP. How humbling an experience it must be. Even people who are relatively "fit" struggle at first, simply because they aren't use to either the volume, the tempo, or the many of the exercises. Also, being coached has a way of pushing you harder, which for several people is new. But when people sign up, do a few sessions, and never show up again I wonder what is driving their behavior. Is their ego too proud to be humbled? Do they believe the financial commitment is too large? Perhaps they thought they were interested in getting more fit but were unaware of the physical price of our fitness.

I often wonder what goes through people’s minds when they first start training at GP. How humbling an experience it must be. Even people who are relatively “fit” struggle at first, simply because they aren’t use to either the volume, the tempo, or the exercises. Also, being coached has a way of pushing you harder, which for several people is new. But when people sign up, do a few sessions, and never show up again I wonder what is driving their behavior. Is their ego too proud to be humbled? Do they believe the financial commitment is too large? Perhaps they thought they were interested in getting more fit but were unaware of the physical price of our fitness. Regardless, I respect the individual who suffers mightily at first, forges ahead, progresses slowly but steadily, and at some point turns the corner from surviving the sessions to really performing well in them. Which type of athlete are you? Are you consistent and motivated; are you driven to be better every day? I hope so. Because if you’re not chances are you won’t be around long.