8.2.14 Training Sessions (2)

Workout 1
T-Spine Mobility
Then:
2×10 Tempo Squats
2×5 Jump Squats
2x15m Lunge + 15m Reverse Lunge
2×5 Band Tears
2×5 Shoulder Passes
2×5 OHS w/dowel
3×5 KB Bottoms-up Press, increase load each set
Then:
Keep a KB Moving constantly for 8 minutes doing the following:
10x Figure 8’s +
10x Snatch (left) +
10x Snatch (right) +
10x Goblet Squat +
10x ATW (each direction)
Then:
45/15 Grip Gauntlet
45s Work + 15s Transitions:
Fat Gripz Airdyne, arms only
Plate Pinch Step-ups @ 2×15-25#
Ski Erg
Reverse Plank in Rings, feet on box
Rope Pull/Sprint
BB Grip Roll-ups @ 45#
Dead Hang Hollows
Rest
3 rounds (24 minutes)
Then:
Cool Down
 
Workout 2Strongman Training
T-Spine Mobility
Then:
2×10 Tempo Squats
2×5 Jump Squats
2x15m Lunge + 15m Reverse Lunge
2×5 Band Tears
2×5 Shoulder Passes
2×5 OHS w/dowel
3×5 KB Bottoms-up Press, increase load each set
Then:
5-Minute Stations
Prowler Push
Tire Flips
Atlas Stone-to-Shoulder
Sandbag Thrusters
Farmer’s Walk
Keg Overhead Carry
2:00 minute rest between stations
Then:
Cool Down
 
Coach’s Comments
Today was busy and fun. Between the re-start of Strongman Training, our second Olympic Lifting Camp, and IMAP the gym was rocking all day. It’s a blessing having so many amazing athletes in our orbit and I appreciate everyone’s effort and trust. 
 
As I sit here tonight I feel like I have so much to say but wonder if the words will flow freely from my brain through my hands and onto the keyboard. First, I have an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. I’ve been in this game for a long time. While I’m only 35 there are some days I feel old and others I know there is a lot more in the tank. Of course I wear many hats. As a coach I am young. As an athlete, more old than young. Regardless, the blessing I’m speaking of tonight have more to do with my professional standing and where I am as a businessman than my athletic accomplishments.
 
Positioning one’s self as an authority in the field is tricky. First, if your desire is to be such I would argue that ‘faking it till you make it’ is a necessity. After all, people have to believe in you; your confidence must shine through, and you have to, on some level, get results. I’ve always gotten results but I haven’t always had the right answers. Somehow the tools I used got the job done. I remember days when clients would come to me with huge emotional issues because they were constantly in pain and couldn’t do things they once could.
 
I simply taught them to believe in themselves and created success in small, incremental ways. Eventually they gained the physical and emotional strength to be find what was lost, and in many case surpass their former selves. This is powerful!
 
 Ironically, my skills have always aligned well with my clients. I actually started as more of a holistic practitioner than a strength coach. My first business was called “Total Health Mastery.” It fit and conveyed a message of complete health and well-being, the very thing I was trying to deliver at the time. I remember talking to clients about their legacies, their childhood, their fears, strengths, weaknesses, etc. And I was intensely interested in what made them tick and why our universes had pulled us together in that moment to learn from one another.
 
It may should hokey, but that was the way I approached my work. It was deep and heart felt. It was more than squats and lunges and core training. The work I do now is so so different, but there are situations and times when those experiences of the past have served me well. The point is I’ve adapted. 
 
Fifteen years seems like forever ago. The faces have changed. The environment has changed. But the desire to help, teach, and put my best foot forward has remained. I often feel lucky. But as my wife always reminds me I’ve earned this success. I’ve taken risks. I’ve consciously made the right decisions and avoided catastrophic ones. But I’ve also put my head down and worked. I’ve torched the proverbial bridge and now there’s no way back. I’m not scared to fail because at this point failure is impossible. I’ve already accomplished what I set out to. Go Primal is the manifestation of all that I am and have been. What a blessing!
 
 
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You have to feel bad before you can feel good.

You have to feel bad before you can feel good.