There’s a defining moment during training were athletes leave behind the entire reason they are here in the first place. This distinct instance is the biggest mistake any athlete can make. It’s the very second that a great gift of our training becomes a curse.
In a perfect world, it would be a bridge none of our students would ever choose to cross. Unfortunately, it’s a road well traveled. Furthermore, it’s often the “better” athletes that are most guilty of this mistake.
It’s the glass ceiling. It’s the ego. It’s emotion driven.
[This moment is the moment you choose to trade position for short term progress.]
Remember, we’re lucky. In our world, better position and skill also equal increased performance. So, “playing to win” and compromising position to do so will cost you power (and an opportunity to learn). Even after “3, 2, 1. GO!” I challenge you to prioritize position.
Pause Front Squats
Then, complete the following for time: