The One Great Strategy Everyone Wishes Wasn’t True

I listened to arguably the best weightlifting coach on the west coast, Bob Takano, make an incredible comparison after he read an essay called Forget Goals, Create Systems by Yannick Bikker. Takano, who likely has the most tenured pedigree in Southern California for weightlifting noticed that in his day both the Soviet coaches and the American coaches had the same goal: to produce Olympic champions. 

The Soviets dominated the Americans, however, not because of their superior goals, but because of their superior training systems. 

This isn’t just a training concept either, by the way. We all have desires, goals, and resolutions. This is just your friendly reminder that they will live and die by the systems in place to support their manifestation. 

The single most important thing you can do to capture your desired outcome is to design the system that will produce it. There’s nothing worse than failing to hit a goal that you couldn’t never reach (by design).

1/14/22 WOD


Complete 5 rounds of the following:

 5 Standing Barbell Press 
30 Alternating Knee Tucks – Hollow 
**(5 Prone Lying Windmill (ea)

Complete the following for time:

5 Rounds:
5 Deadlifts (225/135)
5 Hand Stand Pushups 
50 Double Unders


Make 5 attempts at the following: 
1 Triple Broad Jump 

Then, EMOM 10

E: 15 KB Swings 
O: 10 Renegade Rows 

Then, in teams of 3 or 4 and one partner working at a time, complete the following for time: 

20 Sets of 10 Unbroken Jumps Squats 
40 100’ Sled Sprints