Workouts I Dislike

  1. 1k row sprint for time (I’ve thrown up and nearly blacked out a few times from an all out row sprint)
  2. X amount of rounds where 1 movement is manmakers
  3. A heavy-ish snatch movement in a workout
  4. Fran
  5. Over the bar burpess

So there they are, in no particular order.  My least favorite workouts or workouts with my least favorite movements.  I’ve been thinking recently, “Why do I dislike these workouts/movements so much?”  The conclusion I’ve come to is that I’m not a fan of these things because I generally suck more at them than I do at other stuff.  I love cleans, box jumps, kb swings, squats, and wall balls partially because they come more naturally and are therefore easier for me to perform.

Now I’ll be honest with you, when I see a workout on the board with a manmaker in it I think to myself, “that’s going to be a good rest day.”  I try and duck it.  But that’s not the right thing to do either.  How else do we become better at the things we suck at if we don’t do them?  Well, we don’t really.

Before our rowing challenge last fall, I REALLY disliked the rower.  That machine had made me feel worse than anything I’ve ever experienced and I had a tainted view of it.  This partially was due to me only having used a rower for row sprints in the past.  After spending some quality time (about 200,000m of it) with a rower, I developed a new found appreciation for it.  It is a great warmup tool and I am now quite fond of it.  But that fondness had to be developed by spending a lot time sitting on the machine I once hated and making myself row.

My point is this: don’t duck workouts because you either don’t like them or because there is a movement in them that you don’t like.  Those workouts are the ones we NEED to go to.  If you suck at something, all that means is you have a great deal of room to improve on that movement.

It won’t be easy, but get it straight in your head that you won’t be ducking any workouts and you’re likely to see more improvement in your performances.  I’ll leave you to it; dig deep and you’ll survive!

The O-Board Says…

A. Every 2 Minutes for 12 Minutes
1 Ground-to-Overhead and,
1 Overhead Squat

B. For Time
30 Overhead Squats
30 Bar Facing Burpees
20 Overhead Squats
20 Bar Facing Burpees
10 Overhead Squats
10 Bar Facing Burpees

Posted by: Stets