August 5, 2019

Nate and Chris
“Reasons > Goals”

Let’s imagine Jane is overweight, and is set on a new goal. To lose 30 pounds this year. Despite being a good, measurable, does it really mean anything to her? Does it get her out of bed in the morning? We can all agree, there’s something missing. As good as a goal is, in order for it to truly do anything for us, there must be a specific, defined, and real reason behind it.

Let’s now imagine Jane wants to lose 30 pounds, but, not for herself. It’s for her two teenage daughters. Jane’s entire family has historically battled with obesity. One might say “it’s hereditary”… and that Jane and her kids are destined to be that way.

Except, Jane has decided to have none of that bullshit. By losing the weight, she’s going to prove to her daughters that they can be whoever they want to be as long as they put in the work. Given her family’s poor track record with health, no relative of hers has lived past 85. Jane plans to lead the way in changing that, and wants to see her daughters, and her daughters’ daughters, grow to be fit and healthy.

Goals don’t get us out of bed in the morning. Reasons do. What’s yours?

Push Jerk
Every 2 Minutes x 5 Sets:
3 Push Jerks

Set 1: 60%
Set 2: 65%
Sets 3-4-5: 70% *Record in WODIFY

Beef Jerky (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
21 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
14 Kettlebell Reverse Lunges (24/16)
7 Push Jerks (165/115)

Rx+ (OPEN): As written
Rx (PERFORMANCE): 16/12, 135/95
Scaled (FITNESS): 12/8, 95/65

Target: 3+ rds
Next Level
Shoulder Press
For Quality:
3 Sets of 5
Strict Press from jerk receiving position

Performed at a moderate weight. Maintain weight across each set.

Pausing Push Jerk
For Quality:
3 Sets of 3

Performed at a moderate weight. Maintain same weight across each set.

*Pause For 2 Seconds in Dip & Catch