Master the Simple to Get the Sexy

Everyone will want to perform their best today. Many of you will reach a place, however, where your desire to succeed will surpass you’re ability to execute. It’s extremely frustrating.

The point I’d like to make is that though today’s strength element (the power clean) is a demonstration of speed, power, and strength, you’ll need to use some skills in your attempts based around simply understanding how to jump and land.

Now, I want you to think about how much one heavy power clean rep means to you and how much one regular ole box jump means to you. Without fail, I’d bet that box jump number twenty-one of forty pails in comparison to the power clean PR attempt. We all want to ring the PR bell, but it’s difficult to apply yourself for the much less glamorous, much less Instagram-able box jump.

My message to you is to practice your position. I want you to practice it always. I bet you’ll let yourself jump on that box any old way many times. Today, however, those that are specific about their position and how they jump and land will shine where others fail.

You position is key to expressing your potential. Invest your efforts in simple movements if not for nothing other than every now and then you’re really going to want to see what you’re capable of and ring that bell.



Logan Gelbrich




5/28/14 WOD

Power Clean

Power Clean (135/95)
Ring Dips