There are a bunch of inspirational people out there that seem to have some pretty amazing things to say to keep you going when things get bad.  There may be the ones that cuss and swear (which is a technique to get you listen more because the cussing is almost taboo in a "professional" setting), there are those always look for the silver lining, there are the consummate coaches that are constantly pushing for more from you, and those that push "positivity begetting positivity".  I honestly believe in most of the things that are said by these guy/girls.  But once, I heard from one that said: "Expectations are a set up for failure."  I had a hard time with that one.  I get that it's a "life in the now" thing, but I kept getting an image of a pine needle floating down the river and letting life happen.  I'm not in agreeance of this.  It doesn't make sense to me to not be driving in a particular direction.  Just floating, bumping along.  There should be a goal, a desire, a quest........an expectation.  It took me awhile to understand what he meant when he said that an "expectation is a set up for failure" though.  What he was meaning was that if you EXPECT for your job to look EXACTLY like this, or your relationship to look EXACTLY like this, or your results to look EXACTLY like this, or your life to look EXACTLY like this, well then you ARE set up for failure.  It should NEVER be an exact checklist that determines whether its a success or happiness or "the right way".  There will never be a perfect set up ever so you just have to readjust your point of view from the exact checklist, to big broad stroke ideas, or an alternate view.  I don't mean vague ideas like "I want to be happy", because what does that mean exactly.  But you can have the expectation that you will do your best every day at your job.  That you expect that YOU will work hard in a relationship.  You can expect that you will stick to your eating plan, etc.  So, as to the setup for failure thing, if you think of those expectations as the old way then YES it is a set up for failure.  Readjust those expectations to a more appropriate view of the goal and then it should result in a more productive attack and result!  :)

FEEL THE BURN!!! 

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INFERNO WARM UP X 2

Complete the following: 

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Dead Lift Tabata (315/215, 70%1RM)

.......8 Rds :20 max reps, :10 rest

*shooting for 50!!!!

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then.....

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16 min AMRAP:

.......10 reps HSPU

.......12 reps Cleans (135/95, 40-45%1RM, 18-22UB)

.......14 reps Chest to Bar Pull UPs

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MWOD:   foam roll the lats, shoulder internal rotation with partner.