Finding the Upper Limit

The late Louie Simmons was a larger than life genius mind in the strength world. His brilliance came packaged in an incredibly tattooed body that saw incredible amounts of pain and injury from a life of trial and error at the fringes of extreme powerlifting. 

He’s remarkably quotable and one of my favorites goes like this:

“You got to put too much salt in the food until you find out it’s too much salt.” 

While I’m not advocating for inappropriate extremes, I do think we can learn from Mr. Simmons. Most of us don’t know what the upper limit even looks like, let alone feels like, in any avenue of life. Maybe the pedestrian version of Louie’s advice is to explore the upper limit more. 

Learning is tougher in the middle of the road. If you can explore the guardrails more, one thing is certain. You’ll have a clearer picture of the reality of the road you’re on.

12/20/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 Rounds:

8 KB Front Rack KB Split Squats(each)
15 Supine Inverted Row
1 7th Street Corner KB Farmers Carry

Minute 1: 8 Barbell Push Presses
Minute 2: 30 Double Unders
Minute 3: Max Push-ups



Weighted Chin Up

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
8 Double Pause Strict Leg Raises
:20 Top Support Hold

Then, complete 4 rounds of:
:30 Max Thrusters (95/65)
-Rest 2:30-