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Olympic Thoughts

August 15, 2012

Something We Learned at the Olympics by Matt Foreman of Catalyst Athletics.  This article starts out as a review of disappointing no-show of 2 Olympic lifters.  But by the end, information pills it’s about why we compete, case set goals, and most importantly, dream.  Even if the goals and dreams are lofty.  It’s awesome, and it hit me when I wasn’t looking.  I’ve read 10 times since yesterday.  I’d like to paint the walls of the gym with the last 2 paragraphs.

 

I watched the video below, and it’s striking the difference between countries.  The USA won a lot of medals, and I’m proud of my country.  But, our expectations might be a little warped.  I listened to a sports talk radio jerk-off complain about Michael Phelps 19th medal, making him the most decorated Olympian, being a bronze.  Like we should only care about gold medals.  This video was shot in a bank (not a bar, a freaking bank) during the Bahama’s 4×400 run.  1:51 seconds of pure joy.

 

Workout of the Day

 

Strength

Back Squat

5 Sets of 3, add 5-10# to last weeks lift.  Rest 60s between sets.

Move quickly and work together.

 

Metcon

3 Rounds

1 Minute of Wallballs 20/14

1 Minute of Pullups

1 Minute of Burpees

Rest 1 Minute

Count up your number of total reps

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