We Desperately Need External Forces

Even the pinnacle of unload, bodyweight physical performance (gymnastics) is a display of remarkable forces. Sure, it’s just the athlete’s bodyweight, but levers and planches, for example, create forces on joints that greatly exceed one’s bodyweight. At some point, all roads of physical development lead towards the tolerance and expression of greater and greater forces. 

We’ve discussed this in the past from a biological perspective with the importance of wind (external force) on the development of trees. Trees die that are shielded from threatening winds that prompt strong trunks and deep roots as discovered in the famous biodome experiment meant to train for a controlled biodome on the moon (or Mars). 

Heavy loading is important in any physical training regimen. 

Tell me your physical goals and I’ll tell you that more external forces are in your future. Get on board, because this train has already left the station. 

Oh, and injuries don’t exempt you from this truth. Luckily, the ways to load your system exceeds the limits of your physical limitations.

8/14/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
5 Strict Press

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
4 Wall Walks
12-15 Inverted Rows
10-12 Evil Wheels

Complete 3 rounds for time:
30 Air Squats
6 Hang Power Cleans (185/135)
Corner Run



Make 3 attempts at the following complex:
6 Deadlifts
3 Hang Power Cleans

Complete 3 rounds of the following for reps:
In :90..
9 Hang Power Cleans (155/105)
Max Push Jerks
-Rest 3:00-