Meg gets her face back and out of the way during the press.
Today is Mental Toughness Thursday and today I want you to get our of your own way. Just like we get our face of of the way in the presses, you need to get out of your own way in life, the gym, relationships, everything.
So often in class I see someone overthinking a movement. You can see it on their face. Thinking is, of course, a good thing, but when we overthink something we lose our ability to start. We lose our ability to move. Overthinking can stall our momentum.
When we are learning something new, especially something physical, we need lots of repetition and practice to develop the motor pathway. We need lots of repetition and practice to develop the skill. We need lots of repetiton and practice period. It's repetition and practice that develops momentum. It's the momentum that keeps us engaged.
Next time you find yourself stalled out and unable to move forward, just move. Don't worry about it being perfect. Stop thinking and make an attempt. You'll probably surprise yourself and the momentum you generate will make the next attempt easier. Good luck!
reps for time of:
Back Squat 95/65 lbs
Weighted (Barbell) Box Step-up 95/65 lbs
Push Press 95/65 lbs
Today's workout strengthens the legs, core and upper body. Hold bar in either back or front rack. Be sure to use a box height based on a 90 degree leg bend. It is NOT advantageous to step-up to a taller box. This will not allow you to keep an upright chest and engaged core, both of which you want for this workout. We are working endurance, stamina, balance, flexibility, and core strength.
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