March 6, 2019

“If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” – Michelangelo

From a man who is recognized as one of the greatest artists of all time.

There’s the intoxicating myth in our society, that there is such a thing as natural, born talent. An “anointed” factor that leads to such heights of achievement.

Yet here he is, Michelangelo himself, expressing his backbone to success.

It’s easy to dismiss achievements to factors we can’t control. To say it is by chance. It’s harder, to see that he just simply worked his ass off.

When we recognize that it was just a different level of true grit, true hard work through near-unbearable adversity… we too, can see our potential in whatever we choose to pursue.

Greatness is not by chance. It is by choice.

Metcon (4 Rounds for reps)
On the Minute x 16 (4 Rounds)
Min 1 – 7 Box Jump Overs + 10 GHD sit-ups
Min 2 – 5 Power Snatches + 5 Overhead Squats
Min 3 – 5 Strict Pull-Ups + 5-10 Kipping HSPU
Min 4 – Recovery Row/Bike/Ski

*Score is lowest amount of reps completed for a each movements in a given minute

Box – 24″/20″
Barbell – 50-55% of your estimated 1RM Snatch.

Rx Plus (OPEN): As written
Rx (PERFORMANCE): 5 GHD sit-ups, 3 Strict Pull-ups
Scaled (FITNESS): Box step-up overs, Abmat sit-ups, 3 Banded strict pull-ups, DB Push Press (35/20)

Next Level
Metcon (No Measure)

4 Rounds:
40 Double-Unders
30-40% of Max Ring Muscle-Ups
Rest 1:00 between

Rx Plus: As written
Rx: C2B Pull-ups
Scaled: 80 singles, Banded Strict Pull-ups

3 Position Power Snatch
(Hip, Knee, Floor)

5 Sets:
Set #1 – 60% of estimated 1RM Power Snatch
Set #2 – 64%
Set #3 – 68%
Set #4 – 72%
Set #5 – 72-75%*Record final weight in WODIFY