Our brain does everything it can to protect us.  It will produce pain and let us know something hurts.  It will alert us to things that we don't really know are there.  It will stop us before we get into a situation where we "might" do damage to ourselves.  In most circumstances, I really appreciate this ability.  I want to know that something (IE myself), has my back and is looking out for my well being.  However, there are many, many times where my brain works against me.  Since I am a lifelong athlete and I worked for the fire service, hard work and uncomfortable situations were and are the norm.  But it's in these situations that your brain will try to get you out of these situations.  Think about it, when you start to get tired, do you hear your brain tell you to stop?  Do you ever hear "You are too dizzy!  You might fall if you keep going!"  Or something like, "You are so tired!  You need to be careful because you might hurt your back!"  This is your protection.  BUT, this protection comes in MUCH sooner than when real damage is imminent.  It has too.  Under very real life and death situations, you may not have the time or the ability to stop or take a breather.  So this warning system needs to give you a heads up early so that you have time to figure out where you can bail out if you need to.  Of course the more "in shape" you are, the more you can push this line back.  The best athletes out there feel the same pain you do.  The difference is that they are able to push the threshold back further and not stop because it hurts nearly as soon as a regular athlete.  Basically, those that can be more comfortable with being uncomfortable are going to win.  And I'm not talking just about the competition. I'm talking about life.  There will be workouts, and times in your life, when it is REALLY painful, uncomfortable and tiring.  We need to make it our practice to take these on as tests or challenges, to see how far we can go.  This is our training for when things REALLY get bad.  The more we are able to take, the better we will be able to respond and we will come out on top! :)

FEEL THE BURN!! 

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INFERNO WARM UP X 2

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Technique Thursday

.......take 15 mins to work on Ring Muscle Up work.  Including all modifications, scales, and drills.  If you are proficient then you can do a 10 min EMOM of 1,2,3,4, or 5 UB reps.  Pick your number and stay with it for the entire set.  Only do UB amounts.  Choose wisely:)

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then...

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Thurster Party (from the ground)

.......0:00-3:00)  4 reps @ 75%1RM

.......3:00-6:00)  3 reps @ 80%1RM

.......6:00-9:00)  2 reps @ 85%1RM

.......9:00-12:00)  1 rep @ 90%1RM

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MWOD:   softball to front and upper pec, use band to pull shoulder back, happy baby