So it’s that time! Check your emails and be ready for a great time! We all work hard day in and day out at home, at our jobs, in the gym, the list goes on. Time to have some fun! That being said let’s make sure we are responsible in our practice of having a great time! There’s going to be a sea of people and a plethora of activities, so there’s no reason to not have a safe and fun time. Some of us may be hesitant in having fun given our strict dieting, our goals, etc. Let me be the first to say you can still go out to an event and be in control, all while still having a great time. This is where you have to recognise your goals are more important than a lot of other things, but you can still have fun without falling off the success wagon. Control and trust in yourself is the most important part. Have faith in your ability to say no, to kindly decline and still have fun with activities and getting to know members from all locations. This is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate that just because you have strict goals doesn’t mean you have to cut yourself off from seeing your friends or missing events. You may have to make a deal with yourself, you may have to tell everyone in advance that you won’t be drinking more than one beer, or hell maybe you’re only having water. Whatever you decide, stick with it. Your commitment to your workout ethic is just as valuable as your commitment to balancing healthy living and proper nutrition. You can do it! On the flip, please be mindful of people who kindly say no to your gracious offer. Put yourself in their shoes and support one another in reaching your goals in and especially outside the gym! Hope to see you all there! Don’t forget to sign up and get your wrist bands!
Technique is a huge part of everything we do in here. It is the most important part of executing every movement or lift we do. To improve on everything, we have to log time working on the little things. We must be able to hit every little step involved in moving weight or our body. Any extra time spent on our technique is going to help us improve. Olympic lifting classes are a great tool to use to spend time working strictly on technique. The extra 1-2 hours a week that is spent practicing this technique will make a huge difference. When we become more and more comfortable with these lifts, as we get weight on the barbell our technique will not go out the window. Whether we are going for a one rep max or using the barbell only our technique should not change. Any extra time spent working on technique is going to help. If you’re here a few minutes early or have some time after class, spend some time working on one of your weaknesses. ANY time spent on technique is going to help. Always keep in mind… Technique Over Ego. It’s exciting to move a lot of weight but this will never happen without proper technique. If you put in the work and spend some time perfecting these movements you will get results. Train hard, eat clean, rest easy.
Everyone brought it this morning for todays Benchmark Workout…BURPEE SANDWICH!!! The following pictures…SAY IT ALL!!!