Gym Rat Chit Chat – Special Friday Night Lights Edition

Gym Rat Chit Chat – Special Friday Night Lights Edition

Friday Night Lights

I’m a pusher. If you’ve had me as a coach, you know I’m the coach that will tell you to try that muscle-up, handstand push-up, squat snatch, pistol… and so on. I’ve tried it all myself. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I surprisingly succeed. But either way, I never would have known the outcome had I not at least tried to do the movement. Even better than succeeding myself is watching my clients succeed. At first it was challenging to watch as my members, those that I coach and workout with, began to beat me in workouts. That took some getting used to. But I’m a coach. My job isn’t to win workouts…. it’s to help you win every day. Coaches are NOT supposed to be the top athletes in the gym. We are here to develop you into amazing athletes.

So when it comes to Friday Night Lights, I push everyone to participate. Are you going to be great at every workout? Probably not. But will you have one or two that are decent? Most likely. Does anyone really care how you do other than yourself? Probably not. Although as your coach, I want to see you succeed and I will help you succeed.

You see, it’s not about competing. It’s about community. We support each other, we cheer each other on, we laugh, we (almost) cry and we have a blast. Some of us will do the RX’d version of a workout, some will scale like a boss. But in the end, we participate together as a team.

Lisa and I sat down last week to answer some questions people have about Friday Night Lights and to share with you why we feel you should participate. Don’t be afraid to talk to a coach if you have questions. We are here to help!


The Oboard Says..
Part A:
3 Rounds
200m Run
50 Squats
Part B:
Cal Row
50 Doubles

Posted by: Emily