Workout: 40-30-20-10 reps for time of:
Wallball Shots (20, 14)
Accessory: 3×15 GHD Sit-Ups
3×25 Butterfly AbMat Sit-Ups
You Don’t Need Harder Workouts
You Need To Work Harder
Far too often we hear from athletes from all over that their programming “isn’t hard enough”. And they want us to make it harder. What does that even mean?
Would it be “hard” to meditate for half an hour and visualize your success? Would it be “hard” to focus solely on your movement quality for twenty minutes each day? Would it be “hard” to spend three hours working on recovery each week? Would it be “hard” to let your engine go so you can fill in your major holes (muscle-ups, anyone)? What does “hard” mean?
When athletes set aside expectations for what workouts are supposed to feel like or what the results are supposed to look like, an opportunity to experience the process arises. So the next time you consider that your program might not be “hard enough”, ask yourself if you’re really even working hard enough on it.
Shown above, a few minutes of retooling Kelly A.’s positioning in the overhead squat now allows her to move more comfortably and safely with weight overhead… So she can now work smarter… AND HARDER.
(Photo credit: Lincoln Brigham)