“Losers always whine about their best.”

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The other day we did a little back squatting. You may remember it because while you were doing it you may have been thinking, “what the f is wrong with the trainers here? My legs still aren’t back to normal from that stupid nonsense on Friday.” If you are looking for someone to blame about the front squat debacle blame “that girl in the morning” because it was her birthday and in CrossFit we always celebrate with pain and suffering.
On with the back squats. We were do max reps of tempo back squats and I noticed that several folks in the gym hit ten reps on every set. I am not saying that no one should ever max out at ten reps it is just that I see it happen so often it makes me wonder. Is ten really your best or is ten a nice place to stop. I see the same thing in sets of 20, 50, or 100. Athletes seem to consistently break at nice whole numbers. Why is that? I understand that mentally it can be helpful to split work into manageable segments. On the flip side though there is significant gains to be made by pushing past that point where you think you are going to die and then pass out. I know that seems illogical but I have seen it happen dozens of times. In fact it happened to me once when I was doing Isabel. Thankfully Irvine responded quickly and I pulled through. I want you to go to 11, 18, or 44 reps before you take break. Better idea, don’t even take a break. Go hard until the work is done. What a crazy idea?!

One Comment on ““Losers always whine about their best.””

  1. “Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f’ the prom queen.” – Mason from The Rock

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