Motivation
So often I think we miss motivational moments right in front of us everyday.  The old adage that beauty is all around us if we just pause to take notice.  There are teaching moments in nearly all that we do.  I took my five year old son Dallin with me to the bank today.  As we walked to the entrance there was a young lady walking behind us.  I told Dallin to grab the door.  This was not the first time I have taken a moment to teach Dallin the importance of being polite, so he knew what I meant.  He grabbed the door and with all his might held the door open for the young lady to pass.  As she walked in she took a moment to look at Dallin and commented, “What a gentleman, thank you.”  I could have swore that hegrew a few inches taller.  Proud of himself for acting like a gentleman.  I wanted to thank the young lady for re enforcing such values that I am trying to teach my son.  Sometimes I think with all this battle for recognition, independence, and equality we are losing the simple acts that once made people good.  Why do we need to be better than other people?  How much better would the world be if we spent our energy helping and making other people better.  Thank you to the young lady who taught my son that holding the door open for someone is the nice thing to do.
Strength
Push Press today for the Strength. This week I’m look more for you to increase your technique than to increase the weight.  Really jump hard through your heels driving the bar off of your shoulders and then extend quickly into the overhead locked out position.  Work on engaging and keeping your glutes engaged.  Tight stomach.  Many of us need to improve driving the weight off of our shoulders.  Today is a good practice day.
Workout Strategy
I got a little over confident going into this workout.  I did not realize how much the Squat Cleans would effect my Double Unders.  I did not pace this one well at all.  I did the first round in 1 minute 40 seconds.  It took me 2 minutes 20 seconds to complete the second round and 2 minutes 35 seconds to complete the third round.  My total time was 6 minutes and 35 seconds.  I should have broken up the squat cleans into sets of two from the very beginning.  I did 10 straight to start the first round which killed my grip and got me breathing way to hard.  Keep your breathing down and stay efficient.  The weight on your Squat Cleans should be challenging.  I would rather see you do one at a time with great from then multiples with bad form.  Focus on breathing.  On the Squat Clean remember to pull, jump, shrug, high elbows.  Do not be in a hurry to squat that we forget to fully extend.
Workout of the Day
Strength of the Day                                                                       Press: 5 every minute for 10 minutes
Level 1: 

3 Rounds

12 Squat Cleans, 

100 Jump Rope

Level 2:

 

3 Rounds

12 Squat Cleans, 95/55#

100 Jump Rope

Level 3: 

3 Rounds

12 Squat Cleans, 115/75#

50 Double Unders

 

Level 4: 

3 Rounds

12 Squat Cleans, 135/95#

50 Double Unders

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