Do you ever notice that the books get written after the war? That’s because when you’re fighting for your life, you’re too busy with the immediacy of the task for book writing. Remember, all the maxims and adages get told outside of the throughs of the tragedy that informs them. All the rigumroll about “tenacity” and the value of adversity is peacetime conversation.
I’m not knocking it, either. Reflection after turbulent times is what fills us with sage insights. These are the insights you teach your kids about and become cliches.
Built inside of this seemingly obvious observation is an overlooked fact, however. The fact is when you’re in a flat out dogfight in your life, there are no short quips to get you through. It’s just you.
What good is a maxim like, “Pressure makes diamonds” if you’ve just been taking their word for it? When the pressure is on, it won’t feel like a figure of speech. It will feel like pressure.
I get that you know hard times make us better. But, knowing won’t help the hardness of the matter. The bad news is your favorite quotes won’t save you when disaster strikes. The good news? You will.
DIGITAL GPP AT HOME TRAINING
Straddle Press Series:
Complete 2 rounds for quality of:
8 Straddle Single Leg Lift (each) Tempo 20X1
5 Straddle Single Leg Rotations (Clockwise)
5 Straddle Single Leg Rotations (Counter Clockwise)
Apnea Training Series:
Complete 3 rounds for reps of:
Max 10m Walking Shuttles on an Inhale Breath Hold
*Rest period is nasal breathing only.
Then, AMRAP 22
DEUCE ATHLETICS GPP
12 Barbell Curls
10 Barbell Front Squats
Then, complete 5 rounds for reps of:
-Rest 1 minute-
DEUCE BACKLOT GPP
Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
6-8 Tempo Bench Press
8 KB High Pull
:20 Tuck Hollow Hold
Then, EMOM 24
Min 1: 8 Hang Power Cleans
Min 2:16 Push Ups
Min 3:40 Double Unders
Min 4: -Rest-
DEUCE GARAGE GPP
Weighted Strict Pull Ups
Then, complete the 3 rounds for time:
8 Shoulder to Overhead (135/95)
-Rest as needed-
*Athletes recore is slowest round
Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
25 Banded Face Pulls
15 Hollow Rocks