Make Your Gym Experience Exciting!

Make Your Gym Experience Exciting!

Set Some Goals… Please!

I have been working out at CPM for several years now and my focus has switched from one thing to another…

  • Pull-ups
  • Double unders – this one almost killed me
  • Linear Progression
  • 1 RM Power Clean
  • Bar Muscle-ups
  • Pistols
  • 1 RM Squat Clean
  • Ring Muscle-ups
  • Handstand Walks

But the entire time I’ve been at CPM, I’ve always had a goal. And it’s not to lose 10 pounds. Don’t get me wrong, losing 10 pounds might help me achieve my goal but it’s not the end result I’m looking for. So why do I set performance goals? Because it’s fun….WAY MORE fun than stepping on the scale every morning.

I like to work on my movements around my workout time. Depending on my goal, I will work on something every day, a few times a week or only once a week.  I know for some of you extra time in the gym can be tough with your daily schedules but even 5 minutes before or after class can get you those pull-ups you’ve been working on for 2 years.

My new goal is to handstand walk. When I set a goal like this, I start to obsess over it. The nooners that have been around a while know just how much time I spend/spent on bar muscle-ups. So last week I handstand walked before class, during class, after class and at home. My shoulders paid for it this weekend but it really made my week fun.

So I think you should a goal or two. 20 doubles in a row, 185 pound split jerk, handstand push-ups… anything! Tell us your goal and let us help you by giving you progressions or movements to work on before or after class.

Side Note: I love to post class videos and pics to my Instagram page and story. Follow me! @emilyplucker



The O-Board Says…

For Time:
Cash IN: 800m Run

Then… 2-Rounds of:
50 Air Squats
40 KB Swings
30 Pistols (15 each leg)
20 Pull-ups/C2B
10 Plyo Push-ups

Cash OUT: 800m Run