Longevity Questions: Able vs. Available

I once took part in a clinic with a world-record holding powerlifter named, Brian Carroll. In addition to being one of the greatest powerlifters of all-time, he’s also come back from catastrophic injury. Most extreme athletes don’t earn the perspective shift injury can provide and have a chance to come back and perform at such a high level again. 

When it comes to training intensity Brian had this to say:

“Being available is more important than being able.”

What’s Brian mean? He’s saying the determining factor for decision making while training shouldn’t be whether or not you are able to perform a task, but rather that you’ll be available to train in the moments, days, months, and even years after your effort. Brian’s maxim has stayed with me since and I have found it’s one of those statements that packs timely truth universally. 

When you’re “going for it”, make sure you go for it in a way that leaves you available to train thereafter. See you out there!



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5/30/20 WOD

Complete 2 rounds for quality of:

12 Quadruped Scap Push Ups

12 Alternating I-Raise in Childs’ Pose


Then, complete 2 rounds for quality of:

12 Prone Y-Raises w/ 2 Sec Pause

15 Tall-Kneeling Cuban Presses


Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:

12 Pike Push Ups

10 Tempo Push Ups (4-0-4)

:20 Iso Hold


Then, complete 4 rounds for quality of:: 

25 Soup Can Lateral Raises

:30 Iso Hold