The Auditor

Cue the suspenseful music. Athletes, there are eyes on you. Sometimes as a coach, or even just as an observer, I like to get “inside” students’ workouts. I’ll join them for a round or two, and count reps with them. It’s here that I can see when they choose to break, I can see their thought process in their movement and body language, and sometimes (unfortunately) it makes me a silent auditor.

Nothing hurts my heart more than an athlete that chooses to cut rep counts short, and like watching a train crash I can’t erase it from my memory. Guys and girls, if we don’t have our word then what do we have? If the integrity of the numbers in our training slip just a bit, then there’s no meaning in any of them. So, what are we doing here?

If you haven’t the diligence to hold yourself to the standard. Let the thought of another set of eye balls on you motivate you. Beware of the auditor.


Logan Gelbrich


Friday’s Workout:

In 10 minutes:
Run 800m
2, 4, 6, 8..
Front Squats (115/85)
Push Jerks