I love the Hex Bars in circuits. It’s safer, easier to teach, and still packs a tremendous punch. Brian Crawford, get your ass down on that Wall Sit!!!
The trick with KB Rack hold is to take slow, deep breaths. Calm down and ignore the fact there’s 80# sitting on your diaphragm. Stand tall, belly tight.
There are no shortcuts to anything worth accomplishing. Excellence is not a switch; something that can be turned on and off at Will. Excellence is a habit, a pattern of choosing to be better than average. So eye your prize and choose the path few do. And most importantly surround yourself with people who value and support your efforts. That is what GP is all about.