It’s officially Thanksgiving week! Can’t believe it. Look at all the progress everyone has made since they started, and think about all the potential for growth in the future! So much possibility! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pumped.
The schedule for this week has been altered somewhat due to the holidays. Please pay attention to the announcements below:
The Monday (11/25) classes will be held at 9:30pm and 12:30pm. Christina has a doctor’s appointment which may run into the noon class, so it’s been pushed back half an hour. Tuesday and Wednesday will run as normal. Thursday (Thanksgiving morning) we will have an 8am Turkey Day WOD. Afterwards, for those who are interested or have signed up, several athletes are running the Turkey Trot over in Magnuson Park at 10am. Should be fun! There will be no classes on Friday. Saturday will be a normal class at 7:30am.
Also, for those who are interested, I’m playing with a potential 7:30am class Tuesday (11/26) morning. Should there be a couple people who commit, the class can become permanent. There’s space both Tuesday and Thursday for a morning class, so email me and let me know if this is something anybody wants!
The topic this week is increasing the amount of weight on that bar! Oh yea! Over the past few weeks we’ve done some PR (Personal Record) work with one rep maximum efforts. Many of you found your 1RM Front Squat and 1RM Power Clean. For those of you in the 4pm Friday class, we’ve spent time on our back squats and deadlifts. Lifting heavy and finding your PR for whatever lift we’re doing is a fantastic way of truly seeing how amazing your body really is. It’s easy to estimate and say, well shucks, I think I can squat 100 pounds. But tell me this, isn’t it an awesome feeling to put 100 pounds on the bar and squat? Of course it is! Continuing with that thought, the stronger you become, the more weight you’ll need to use in our daily WODs. Do you generally just use the bar for everything? Add fives on each side and see how you feel. Sometimes it’s not the right time to move up. Sometimes it is. But you’ll never know unless you try 🙂 Initially when you move up weight, the workouts are going to feel harder, your body more tired. But that’s ok! All part of the process. Soon that new weight won’t feel so heavy, and it’ll be time to move up again.
As always, email me with any questions! Please email me if 7:30am is something you’re interested in, and don’t forget, tomorrow’s formally noon class will be held at 12:30.