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March 31, 2013 / obmcmahon

Mar 31 – Apr 6: He Who Really Lives

How much shit can you handle? I’m talking discomfort, doubt, and fear. How much can you manage and keep moving forward? What burden can you shoulder before it becomes too much and you give in and give up?

Fitness is a great way to test and improve our ability to endure. But it is in no way the only area of our lives where we need this ability. How much responsibility can you handle at home? How much progress can you make in your career? How much social pressure can you endure and still act on your beliefs and your values?

Our society is designed to eliminate discomfort and fear wherever possible, many times for good reason. But it becomes a negative when we go so far to avoid these things that we also eliminate the ability to do the hard work. We take shortcuts and we settle on everything from our health to our careers to our dreams and aspirations. All simply because we aren’t willing to handle a little bit of discomfort to reach out goals. The funny thing is, the fear and doubt and discomfort are themselves signs that we are doing something meaningful.

You don’t have to like suffering. You don’t have to eliminate fear and doubt. You just have to choose to push on and act anyway. And if you do, if you choose to be the one who does the work and embraces the effort, you will reach your goals and your dreams and you will feel the glory of success. Be that person. Be the one who grinds, the one who thrives, the one who really lives.

#1

WARMUP

2 Rounds of… 3 Walkout T-Pushups with Squat | 20 High Knees | 10 Jumping Jacks

WORKOUT

Part A: 10min Jump Rope Session (Mix it up as you jump rope for 10 min. Get creative!)

Part B: 4 Rounds of… 5 Leg Press or Squat | Rest 60sec | 8/8 Bent Over Row | Rest 60sec

Part C: 3 Rounds for Time of… 16 Alternating Lunge Jumps | 8 Push Press | 16 American Kettlebell Swings

#2

WARMUP

2 Rounds of… 3 Walkout T-Pushups with Squat | 20 High Knees | 10 Jumping Jacks

WORKOUT

Part A: 10min Jump Rope Session

Part B: 3 Rounds for Time of… Row 500m | 20 Med Ball Slams | 10 Plyo Pushups

Part C: 3 Rounds of… 8 Dumbbell Bench Press | Rest 60sec | 10 Reverse Situps | Rest 60sec

#3

WARMUP

2 Rounds of… 3 Walkout T-Pushups with Squat | 20 High Knees | 10 Jumping Jacks

WORKOUT

Part A: 10min Jump Rope Session

Part B: 4 x Max Pullups (Full 2-3min Rest)

Part C: For Time… Run 800m | 30 Bodyweight Rows | 30 Box Jumps | 30 Situps | Run 800m

#4

WARMUP

2 Rounds of… 3 Walkout T-Pushups with Squat | 20 High Knees | 10 Jumping Jacks

WORKOUT

Part A: 4 x 30s Handstand Hold OR 4 x Max Handstand Pushups

Part B: 8 Rounds of… 10yr Shuttle Run | 20 Plank Knee-to-Elbows | Rest 1-2min

Part C: 4 x 4 Dumbbell Shoulder Press

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