One thing we can all come to expect out of Mr.Clay Knows is that he is going to cackled and make anything he is doing pleasant in his own way. For instance yesterday, prior to class him and I were discussing the idea of die-hard CrossFitter’s being Kool-Aid drinkers and the enthusiasm in which they come at things. The harder the work-out the more they talk about it. There is some sense of joy in soul crushing.
Remembering not to take himself not too seriously as soon as we started working on our OHS, even our warm up for that matter, he began to make light of what we were doing. Grunting with anguish as he was throwing his PVC over his head and then the barbell until he was throwing some weight around via the Snatch. It was great. For those of you who know Clay this may or may not be apart of his daily routine.
This idea of embracing the suck or better having fun while being uncomfortable is vital to not just success in the gym but outside as well.
“It’s a very Buddhist concept. When we deny what reality is giving us, what is really happening, then we create suffering. So life is a dance between minimizing expectations and surrendering to what our lives actually reveal to us.
The Armed Forces have no other choice. If they’re out in the Iraqi desert or in the mountains of Afghanistan, the only way they’re going to get through those challenging experiences is by embracing (rather than denying or ignoring) them.
But for us with our modern conveniences and propensity for denial, we can distract ourselves, numb ourselves, fool ourselves over and over to avoid, disconnect, ignore, postpone, procrastinate and put our heads in the sand when we don’t want to look at what is.
Including feelings of unease or discontent towards unfulfilling careers.
the more you deny or try to rationalise away your feelings of discontent, the stronger these feelings will actually become.
So even though “the suck” sucks, the prolonging of it makes it even suckier. For longer. If you don’t square up and face your career discontent, you’ll just prolong the agony.” – Career Shifters Site
Workout of the Day
12 Reverse Flies (#5-#10+)
12 Hip Bridge to Hamstring Curl
Find your 3 rep max.
In 5 sets or fewer find 3rm
4 rounds for completion
-max rep bench press (60%of 3rm)
-max rep pull up
*rest 1:30-2:00 between sets
**rest a bit between bench and pull up
Post your scores to.