I’ve been reading a lot about the positive effects of training with a partner. Harder workouts, more camaraderie, and healthy competition. Since my career ended, I’ve missed competing and pushing my limits with elite athletes. Luckily for me, this week I had the chance to connect with one of my old buddies Justin who plays baseball overseas. The kid is a terrific athlete who has had one hell of a career. So, rather than waste time, we got after it pretty good. Here’s what we hit today:
Barbell Bulgarian Splits- 1 x 8, 5 x 6 each leg (Pre-WOD)
Sledge Hammers- 5 x 10 each arm (Pre-WOD)
Chained Front Squats- 4 x 8 (Post-WOD)
WOD (workout of the day) :
Death by 10 meters-
Every minute, sprint 10 additional meters. Continue to add 10 meters each minute until you reach exertion or can’t finish the reps in one minute. JB and I both got up to 190 meters, can you beat it?
Work out with friends who motivate you. The same goes for studying, eating, and enjoying life.
If you’re circle of friends doesn't motivate you to get better and accomplish your goals, find a new circle.
Push yourself to do things you struggle with (I’m not a great runner, so the death by 10 meters was no joke).
Don’t do front squats after 20 minutes of sprinting, seriously.