This Demographic Should Take Caution in the Gym

If I were to offer you $10,000 to guess the typical kind of student that is most susceptible to overexertion health issues in the gym, could you guess? 

Nope, it’s not beginners. 

Surprisingly, it’s also not hardcore “advanced” students. It’s actually former athletes who used to be fit. This typically happens because these kinds of students have the mental capacity and experience to go to a level of intensity they no longer possess the ability for. Most beginners don’t understand intensity well enough to get themselves into trouble and most advanced students are self-aware enough to manage the training dose and intensity. 

What do we do with this information?

This highlights an endless tale about self-awareness. As humans, our ability to move in the world is very closely linked to how aware we are of ourselves. The gym is a beautiful place to learn about yourself. The more intimate your relationship with yourself, the more appropriate your decision making becomes. 

Pay attention. What do you notice?

5/21/24 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following
10 Split Squats

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
10 Toe Elevated DB RDLs
8 DB Goblet Roller Lateral Lunges (ea)
:30 Copenhagen Plank Iso Hold

Complete the 4 rounds for time:
8 Devil’s Presses (45/25)
40 Double Unders



Front Squat

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
4-6 GHRs (w/ :05 eccentrics)
16 Plate OH Sit Ups

Then, complete 2 rounds for decreasing times:
800m Run
-Rest as needed