Back when I was wrestling, I would pride myself on being good enough to be able to anticipate what my opponent's next move would be.  If I did this move to them then they would move to this other position and I'd be waiting for them and capitalize on it.  The better wrestlers had this ability.  The weirdest thing would be when we had to wrestle some really weird unorthodox wrestler that was not really very good but would be a HUGE pain in the ass.  The reason they were such a pain was that they would NEVER do what they were supposed to do.  They wouldn't move to the correct places on their own or when I would try to set them up.  I would be so used to knowing the timing of how long a good opponent would take to respond to a particular move, but these guys would either move WAY to slow, out of synch with the action,  or just wouldn't move period.  There were a few times where I lost to these guys because I would get completely thrown out of my own game.  Needless to say, it would piss me off worse than I could write into this blog.  But that actually isn't the point of this.  The point is that anticipation is good for some things but not to the point where you are only anticipating only one or two options.  Being truly prepared means that you are able to react to any situation and be able to control the things you are doing.  The only way you are ready to react to anything is to not OVER anticipate situations.  Sure there may be a "general" reaction to your actions but you can't EXPECT that it will always be like THIS with this speed of response.  Allow the dance of the ebb and flow so that you can respond to the correct actions by them.  Be able to see what they do instead of anticipating it.  This goes for any situation.  Doesn't matter if it's a workout, a test, an interview, a relationship, a fight, or competition.  Life will not fit into an exact pattern of how you practice or train.  You want to be prepared, or more importantly be READY, for anything that might happen.  Be ready for the weird stuff, then crush it!:)

FEEL THE BURN!! 

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INFERNO WARM UP X 2

Complete the following: 

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Technique Thursday

.......take 15 minutes to work on HSPUs or HS Walking, including all scales and modifications from deficit to short range of motion or pressing work, and all drills for walking.

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then...

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For Time:  (15 min limit)

.......12 reps Squat Snatch (135/95, 60%1RM, wt to get 13-17UB)

.......20 reps DB Snatch (50/35, open wts)

.......10 reps Squat Snatch (155/105, 65%1RM, wt to get 8-12UB)

.......20 reps DB Snatch

.......8 reps Squat Snatch (185/125, 75%, wt to get 4-8UB)

.......20 reps DB Snatch

.......6 reps Squat Snatch (205/145, 80%1RM, wt to get 2-5UB)

.......20 reps DB Snatch

.......4 reps Squat Snatch (225/155, 90%1RM, wt to get 1-2 UB)

.......20 reps DB Snatch

*DB Snatch does not have to be squat

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MWOD:  wrist mobility, external shoulder w bands, internal shoulder rotation w BB