11/17 Mental Toughness Thursday
Theresa's jumping and shrugging to get the bar overhead!
The Snatch - for many of us no lift gives us more grief or fear. It's very intimidating to convince yourself to get under the bar and receive weight overhead. Once you get it though, the snatch is fun and can feel effortless! Really!
In many ways Olympic Weightlifting is a great training tool for commitment. Commitment is a corner stone of mental toughness. People talk about wanting to do this or that, and without commitment all of the desires to do this or that are just chatter. Chatter is distracting. Chatter is a diversion. Get rid of the chatter and make a commitment.
Commitment takes daily effort. It's not a one time statement, "I'm Committed!" and then you're done. Nope - it takes daily, hourly and sometimes minute by minute deliberate decisions to stay on your desired path. When you do something that turns you away from that to which you've committed yourself, you simply take a deep breath and make a different decision in the next moment, or hour, or day. Staying committed means accepting yourself where you are today, and making the effort to be better than yesterday. Be better with your choices, your words, your actions.
What are you committed to? Anna, Katie, and Dover were all committed to the Whole Life Challenge and received the body composition, fitness, and lifestyle benefits of their commitment.
What are you committed to? Tell us in the comments.
30 mins to establish a 5 Rep Max snatch
You can receive today's snatch in split, power or squat. If you power snatch it, you will overhead squat with it. If your OHS sucks, it's time to learn to split snatch.
These do not need to be touch and go snatches. You can reset for each rep.
As Many Rounds and Reps as possible in 5 min of:
3 Hang Power Snatch at 50% 5RM
5 Bar facing burpees
Today's workout is all about power, speed, coordination, and yes - commitment. We are working a technical skill and the best way to improve is with practice. You'll get plenty of that today. You need not get heavy today. If your coach says to keep the weight the same, keep the weight the same. If your coach says to put some weight on the bar, do it.
The AMRAP is short and fast. Some of you will recognize it from Foundations. Here's your chance to see how much your fitness has improved! Good luck!
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