Coaches, Athletes Meet in the Middle

I’ll let you in on a bit of a DEUCE secret. There’s an exercise in our coaches development course that drives home the point that coaches and athletes don’t always share the same interests. On any given day, a coach’s interests might include finishing class on time, making a point about how the athletes ought to approach the training, and that all students maintain a certain posture in a particular movement. Meanwhile, the students’ interests might be predominantly to enjoy the workout, sweat, and have a fun time. 

It’s worth mentioning that these interests aren’t wrong. The fact that they don’t share interests in this example is perfectly appropriate. 

This blog, like the Coach’s Prep drill, is important, however, because anyone who’s worked with others knows that understanding the interest of others is critical to understanding them and collaboration. I want you to know that your interests as a student of ours are vitally important. In addition, you, too, would benefit from seeing behind the curtain of the coach and their interests. 

Oftentimes the source of our interest is that every student in the room captures the essence of the training. In order to do this, we’ve got to artfully convince you that the cool thing to do is to scale the workout appropriately. Our main interest is to help you capture the intended stimulus of the workout. 

Capturing our interests largely is dependent on the willingness of the students to assume the role of willful learner. If you can do that for us, we can deliver aesthetics results, a good time, and incomprehensible growth.

Shall we make a deal? 

9/1/20 WOD


[Meet at Anderson Park]


[Meet at Pan Pacific Park]



Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
12 DB Split Squats – Left
12 DB Split Squats – Right
24 KB Swings

Then, AMRAP 15
5 Strict Chin Ups
15 Hang Squat Clean Thrusters (115/75)
200m Run