November 26, 2018

“The purpose of pain is to move us in action, not to make us suffer.” – Tony Robbins

Pain gets a bad rap.

Not in our world.

If we can frame pain for what it is, action for the betterment of ourselves, we redefine what this feeling means to us. As Tony Robbins puts it, it’s purpose is to move us forward. It’s leverage. An advantage, and a very powerful one at that. Few things in the world can get a human being to move faster than pain.

We recognize to do anything great, it’s going to be uncomfortable. Our body is going to resist it – change is hard. Change all too often has plenty of pain involved.

What pain is not however, is suffering. Pain is a feeling, where suffering is a state of mind. Those that can endure pain and value it for the heights it pushes us towards, will reap the benefits. If we fall into the trap however of emotionally despising it, we’ll naturally avoid it. And it’s the daily reaction to this pain that compounds to dramatically different results over time.

Pain is mandatory, suffering is optional.

Squat EMOM Wk 4 Day 1
Alternating “On the Minute” x 12 (6 Rounds):
Odd Minutes – 3 Front Squats
Even Minutes – 6 Back Squats

*Both* lifts are performed with the same load:
64% of our estimated 1RM Front squat.
*Score is based on FS reps

Bane Jr. (Time)
For Time:
30 Kipping Handstand Pushups
15 Ring Muscle-Ups
7 Rounds of “Macho Man” (155/105)

1 Round of “Macho Man”:
3 Power Cleans + 3 Front Squats + 3 Jerks

Rx+ (OPEN): As written
Rx (PERFORMANCE): Bar Muscle-Ups or C2B, 135/95
Scaled (FITNESS): Seated DB strict press (35/20), Pull-ups, 95/65

Target Time: 10-13min
Cap: 15min
Next Level
Metcon (No Measure)
Midline Conditioning
4 Supersets:
5 Inchworms
:20 second L-Sit
Rest as needed between sets.

Our aim here is to move from our (5) inchworms directly into a :20s L-Sit. Ideally, we are looking to choose a time domain on the parallettes that we can complete unbroken, with at most, a single short break.

Inchworm demonstration:

Rx+: As written
Rx: L-Sit hang from rig
Scaled: L-Tuck from rig