6 August, 2014

By 08/06/2014 wod

THE PR BOARD

One of my favorite things at the gym is the PR board. Not just seeing my own name up there, but being inspired by all the other athletes’ accomplishments – Lexington hitting a nearly four-foot box jump, my husband passing me up on his back squat (well, that one was bittersweet), Neil hitting 100# on his very first snatch day, Lindsey getting her one-handed handstand, anyone getting their first pull-up. Sometimes it’s not the numbers that go up that inspire me. Sometimes it’s the sheer number of people that make it on the board on a single day. Sometimes it’s just the baby steps toward reaching larger goals. Sometimes it’s seeing how far a particular athlete has come since joining the gym.

There is something about seeing all those accomplishments – all that growth – that makes me want to work harder, try new movements, and get closer to achieving my own goals. When I see others breaking through their own personal barriers it makes me think I can too. When Lindsey got a one-handed hand stand last month, it lit a spark, not just in me, but in many athletes at the gym. Suddenly everyone was upside down before class trying to balance on one hand. After a few weeks of trying, I got one too (!), but I never would have gone there if it weren’t for the PR board. So, thanks to Lindsey and everyone else for the inspiration. You are all rock stars . . . and you make me feel like one, too. And of course, thanks to Lawrence, James, and Jesse for the bad ass coaching!

– Laura

Fitness/Performance

Gymnastic Strength

50 Partner Leg Throws
50 Strict Toe-2-Bar
50 Russian Twist with Med Ball Throw

Conditioning

F/P: 3 rounds for time of:
50 Sit-ups
25 Shoulder Touches
25 OH Lunges (in place) 95/65#

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