Don’t Get Caught In This Trap

Has Anybody Ever Asked You A Question?

About something that you do (working out, riding your bike, reading a book, etc…) and you don’t really have an answer for them?  For instance, when I first started working with the olympic lifts I was telling my brother about the power clean.  I broke the whole thing down with great excitement because it was so much cooler than the backsquats, deadlifts, and bench press movements I’d always done.  He stumped me in one sentence by asking, “Why do you do a power clean?  What does it do for you?”

Ahhhhhhh………..well………..

Yeah, I needed a little education on why we incorporate that lift in our training.  I simply didn’t know.  Someone told me to do it, and that was good enough for me….I guess.

Thank Goodness It Was a Power Clean

Obviously if someone tells me to go put $10k of my savings on a certain racehorse because the horse is “gonna win man!” I’m going to be a little skeptical and probably not do that.  That is an obvious example.  However we do things just because people are doing them or someone we trust tells us it’s the thing to do more often than we think.  Don’t believe me?  Let me give you an example:

Ahhhhh LA.  You see how we get caught in this trap.  Well some of us.  I would imagine that if Jimmy Kimmel had asked any of the participants from the recently wrapped ALL IN Challenge, they would have been able to easily answer what gluten is!

Don’t Just Do Things, Educate Yourself

I’m as guilty of this as anyone.  But I’ve gotten much better about asking questions and learning about stuff before I try it.  Don’t just go with the crowd my friends, and when someone asks you why you train the way you do or why you eat the way you do, have a really good answer for them.  Especially if they’re someone you are trying to convert to exercising or eating healthier.

So Why Do We Power Clean?

Why don’t you let me know in the comments :)

Shameless ALL IN Challenge Party Plug

It’s this Saturday.  You should have received an email (and will be receiving another) with the details.  They are also located on Facebook.

We want to see everyone there!

The O-Board Says…

Workout of the Day

Clock 0:00 to 6:00
Run 800 meters
Max Pullups

Clock 6:00 to 12:00
Run 800 meters
Max Pushups

Clock 12:00 to 18:00
Run 800 meters
Max Situps

Clock 18:00 to 24:00
Run 800 meters
Max Squats

Post by Stets.