I was asked a question: when do you decide if you should still compete or not? Is it really worth it to not make it? I think this question can be applied to everything we want out there. But it's truly up to you. There isn't a magic date, or number of years, or amount of success or failure that says, "now is the time to stop!" It all comes down to you as an individual. I wrestled with Chuck Liddell in college and we became good friends. We all know him now as the "Ice Man". He was the first big superstar in UFC in which he was the Light Heavy Weight Champion of the World for a bit. And after a few years, some losses, and not being the best, people were saying he should quit. He even had a couple fights where he got pounded. But he didn't stop fighting. He said he loved to fight and he would as long as he was still enjoying it. For many, if they were to lose, then they wouldn't want to do it anymore. Chuck loved the whole thing: the training, the anticipation, the stare downs, the adrenaline rush, and the actual hand to hand battle. He just loved it all. Sure he wanted to win, but it really wasn't just about that. The general consensus is you quit when you are ahead. That's not what Chuck did. He quit when he decided to quit. As an athlete, you are a brand and for many. The brand is only good or desired if you are winning. But he defied this. His brand became, "because i want to." I love it! You should do what you want to do as long as you want to. If you dont enjoy it anymore, then stop. But if its something you love, they go as long as YOU want. Screw what everyone else thinks. You do YOU!!!:)
FEEL THE BURN!!!
INFERNO WARM UP X 2
Complete the following:
Thruster Party (12 min)
.......0:00-3:00: 4 reps @75%!RM
.......3:00-6:00: 3 reps @80%1RM
.......6:00-9:00: 2 reps @85%1RM
.......9:00-12:00: 1 rep @90%1RM
*take from the ground!
4 Rounds For Time: (15 min limit)
.......35 reps Push Ups
.......25 reps Chest to Bar Pull-ups
.......15 reps OHS (155/105, 50%1RM, wt to get 20-24UB)
MWOD: foam roll lats, happy baby w/ band with arms overhead, softball to upper pec and front delt