I am going to kill any anticipation and tell you all exactly what you are wondering, “What’s the Big Mo?”. The Big Mo is slang for momentum. You see in sports everyone always looks at the scoreboard and assumes that is where the only battle is taking place. However, there is another battle happening between the competitors as they are constantly fighting for momentum. Because momentum is this intangible energy that thrusts you forward towards your goal and ultimately your best self. It is the tide that lifts all boats and brings out the best in everyone involved in the effort. It is priceless, it is contagious, and it is necessary not just in sport but more importantly in life.
A beautiful illustration of this occurs in nature and is better explained in mathematical terms. I know… math. Hang in there! The representation is called a Brachistochrone Curve as you can see below:
One might assume at first glance that the quickest way from point A to B on the graph would be in a straight line. However, in nature if a ball were to be dropped from point A it would arrive at point B faster if it took the curve instead of the straight line. This happens all because of momentum.
Much like the ball we need to build momentum as we strive towards our goals. We can do this by accomplishing small things every day and learning and adapting as we go. Be relentless when it comes to accomplishing seemingly mundane tasks and if you’re going to do something, do it well. Your momentum will build and you actually just might end up there faster than you thought.
So don’t worry if things aren’t going to plan and your success isn’t in a straight line towards your goal. Keep hunting the Big Mo and you’ll find yourself exactly where you want to be.
DEUCE ATHLETICS GPP
O: 2 Power Cleans (from pads)
E: :20 Neutral Grip Hold
Then, EMOM 16
8 Bench Dips
16 OH Plate Reverse Lunges
20 Push Ups
:30 Hollow Hold
DEUCE GARAGE GPP
Complete 4 rounds for quality of:
Max Pause Pull Ups (13×1)
MAX Banded Push Ups
Then, complete 3 rounds for time:
20 DB Front Squats (35/20)
10 Devil’s Presses