9/28/18 - “Like No Place on Earth”

It’s a big world out there, people. Go travel. Selfishly, we love when our students experience new gyms in new cities. It’s common to choose a gym based on convenience and I surely wouldn’t expect a Venice resident to take up research of training facilities in Echo Park, but sometimes we can get lulled into thinking that the local gym on the corner is like most any other small community gym.

Those who travel know otherwise. We’re lucky here. It can take getting outside of the bubble to recognize how good we have it. Like we often say, DEUCE is “like no place on Earth.”

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

9/28/18 WOD

5-5-5
Floor Press

10-10-10
Single Arm Row

Then, with a partner complete the following for time:

2K Row
100 Wall Balls (20/14)
1000’ Sandbag Carry (AHAP)

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