12/11/17 - Your Coach is a Psychic Medium

Sometimes they call psychics a “medium” in an effort to pay homage to their ability to communicate between our reality and the afterlife. The medium, standing in the middle of both realities, can relay messages from “the other side,” or so they say.

The next time you look at your coach, I want you to think of them in a similar way. You see, the coach is a “medium” in that it’s her ability to bring the intended message of the training to which ever athlete is standing in front of her. This means coaches must interpret “the other side” or, in this case, the desired effect of the training and make it manifest in the unique individuals in front of them. This is particularly important in team and other group environments where a single program has been written for a number of unique individuals.

If you view your coach as a medium, then you’ll sit on the edge of your seat listening ever so closely to the details of what the message from “the other side” might have for you. After all, isn’t that what you’d do if you believed a psychic had a message for you from the afterlife?

Your coach will always share a message like this to help create the proper training environment and it comes in a part of class that we as coaches call setting the context. It’s in this portion that you’ll get key instructions as to how the workout should feel, how you should choose your weights and scaling options, and so on.

The better the coach can translate this intended message to you and the better you can hear this message, the more effective the training. Listen in, because we’re translating every day.


Logan Gelbrich


12/11/17 WOD


Complete the following for time:


Cleans (135/95)

Ring Dips