This past month there were a couple of incredible things that happened at the NCAA Swimming Championships.  Caeleb Dressel, a sprinter from the University of Florida, swam two of the fastest swims EVER.  He swam the 50 Freestyle in 17.63 seconds.  While he was swimming the 200m Free relay, he was able to swim 17.9.  But he was able to come out and crush that with a 17.63 in the individual event.  He then became the first man ever to swim the 100 Freestyle under 40 seconds.  He hit 39.90!  Obviously, this kid is an absolute badass when it comes to sprinting in the water.  But there were a couple things he said during his interviews that were very interesting to me.  The first comment was that he said he felt "tired" the day of the event.  For most of us when we put a ton of time and effort into an event, we want to know that EVERYTHING that day will be perfect.  The car will drive great to where ever you are going.  The batteries in your phone are full and won't die when you are listening to your pump-up music.  You feel rested, powerful, fluid, healthy, confident, etc.  Everything is going perfectly.  But then there will be something that is off, could be something super small, and it can completely throw some of the best athletes or competitors out there.  You have to know that you are NEVER in a state of perfection so not to expect it.  If you feel a little tired, its ok.  If you feel a little sick, its ok.  You feel a little weak, its ok.  Just let all that go and let your body do what it knows how to do.  It will do exactly what its supposed to!  The next thing was that in his senior year he deleted all the apps on his phone so he basically unplugged himself from the social media world.  It was weird for him but he was able to eventually get used to and enjoy it.  What this did was take out all the external expectations on him.  It allowed him to put his own expectations on himself.  He was able to set his own standards.  And his standard was, "I have been crushing my workouts, feeling good and having fun without knowing or caring what was going on outside of me.  It was great! You should try it!"  He removed a MASSIVE element of stress from his world.  Now he wouldnt get caught up in stuff that doesnt matter and that he cant affect and he can go out and just do his thing.  And it worked brilliantly!  Im not saying you need to throw yor phone out the window but maybe you need to be able to unplug from things that dont really matter.  Take your pawer back!!:)

FEEL THE BURN!!!

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INFERNO WARM UP X 2

Complete the Following:

Front Squats (15 min limit)

2 Rounds:

.......5 reps @75%1RM

.......3 reps @85%1RM

........3 reps @90%1RM

........2 reps @92%1RM

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For Time:  (12 min cap)

.......40 reps Alt DB Snatch (75/50, wt to get 20-24UB)

.......40 reps Reverse Lat Burpee Over Bar

.......40 reps S2O (155/105, 50%1RM s2o, wt to get 22-26UB)

.......20 reps Alt DB Snatch

.......20 reps Reverse Lat Burpee Over Bar

.......20 reps S2O

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MWOD:   foam roll low back and IT Bands, banded pvc pipe external shoulder rotation