5/25/18 - Share Your Art

It’s a basic human need to express one’s self with the intended result of being understood. This is your art. For some, like Ugo Nonis here, their art takes on a more literal meaning. For you, however, expression need not come on a canvas necessarily, but it is important that you’re heard, nonetheless.

The good news is that there are a number of ways to communicate beyond just using your words. For me, movement is a simple way to communicate things that don’t work well with words. For example, almost no one wants to be lectured on integrity and discipline. However, it’s quite easy to communicate this core value to others with how you move. After all, you don’t always need to say what you believe. You can show it.

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

 

5/25/18 WOD

Find Heavy Triple Strict Press..

Then, complete the following for time:

800m Run
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3-6-9-12-15
Push Press (135/95)
Power Cleans
Chest-to-Bar Pull Ups
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400m run

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