Independence Day Performance Nutrition Challenge
So you’ve been eating clean, crushing your workouts, you don’t need this challenge… unless you need a challenge. What is it that brings you to do your best work? The comunity of fighting the hard fight together? The bragging rights? The $$$? or is it simply that you know that if there is something at stake, you will do your best work, you will fight harder. If you have a target, you will hit it… if you dont have a target, if you dont have a short term goal, what do you think your results will be? The very best you have to give? Good. Then you don’t need this challenge.
Do You Need A Challenge to Do Your Best?
Let’s up the ante. We train for performance only, right? But what if you had a personalized diet plan that got you to carry 10-20+ pounds of less weight around? How would your performance be then? Would you set your goals higher if you were faster and able to work harder longer? Would you have more races to do? More contests to enter if you were closer to your personal best?
If your goal is a physique issue, I get it. For many of us, that’s a great motivator to greater perfromance. If you are stronger and faster, you’re going to look stronger and faster. What were your top five goals when you started at Rubicon?
Time to open your 6 month goal letters. Right away.
If you’ve been with us for six months and haven’t hit your performance goals: why not? What if one of your goals was body weight/physique oriented? Are you there? Why not? Consistency above all else, sure, in all things, but I can tell you this: you cannot train-away a crappy diet. Even if you’re more Paleo than Grog himself, are you getting the right nutrients? Paleo brownies? Paleo Cheesecake? Paleo Muffins? Make you both paleo and overweight. Fight to get where you want to go with 100% effort AND with more than a ‘wing it’ plan, it’s a whole lot easier to stay there than to GET there. Who knows what your new goals will be, how far you can go. In order to surpass your goals, you need to challenge yourself. Ask more of yourself. Ask more of everyone around you.
We start together as a team on Monday. Stay tuned.
Judgment Week Day 2.
Skill and Fortitude: Refer back to 120229
- 5 rounds, you must alternate between Pullup and pushup sets.
- Max Pullups
- As many Pull-ups as can be achieved before hands come off the bar, if using a resistance band, as many pull-ups as can be achieved before you put your weight back on the box. Each round gets one attempt only
- Max Push ups
- As many strict, ground release pushups as can be achieved where there is no more cessation of movement on the floor that is absolutely needed to achieve ‘hand release’. You may rest at the top of the movement in a plank, in a pike, one one hand, etc. as long as you DO NOT come down on your knees. If you are doing the push-ups modified on your knees, you may rest at the top of the motion but you MAY NOT pike, nor may you sit your center of gravity back with your hip crease behind your knees. For both protocols it’s simple: you must keep your thighs and hips off the ground for the hand release and may not rest in any way halfway through the motion: a pushup starts in a plank and ends in a plank. Should you ‘lay down’, even for an instant, your attempt for that round is over.
- Max rep GHD Situps
- As many ‘Full Extention’ GHD sit ups as can be completed in three rapid attempts, the attempts broken only by a count of ‘one-one-thousand’. Any longer rest and you’re done. You must come to full extension and at least one hand must touch the support for the foot rest on every rep.
Food for Thought:
by Gavin De Becker