Friday – February 14th, 2014

Happy Valentines Day.
On Wednesday night Dallin (6 years old) was telling me how good he was at doing dishes.  He described how he uses the rag to scrub the plates to get all the food off.  He was so proud of himself. “Im good at doing dishes,”  he repeated a few more times.  I laughed to myself and thought, “where is this coming from?”  Later that evening when I was telling Sarah about what Dallin had told me about doing dishes.  She began laughing.  Sarah told me that Taylor ( 8 years old next month) had been telling Dallin, “You are so good at cleaning the dishes.  You want to do my dish.”  At first Dallin ignored her but then began to ask, “Taylor, you really think I’m good at cleaning dishes?”  She continued to compliment him about how good he was and he started doing her dishes.  This is now our dilemma.  Dallin is excited about being good at cleaning dishes.  Do we need to talk to Taylor about using her brother to do her dishes?  Is she being supportive or manipulative?  Dallin is excited about his new skill and he really does do a good job.  Let us think about this.  Taylor is showing good leadership skills by being encouraging and supportive.  I much prefer this over them fighting as they often do.  Their dishes got done in a very timely manner with everyone happy.  When do leadership skills become manipulative?  I’m not going to rush a decision on this one.  I’ll wait to see and use other examples of behavior before I come to a conclusion.   
I have been seeing some great improvements in technique and strength.  Have you noticed a difference?  Are you starting to get excited about trying to perform the perfect squat, press, or deadlift every time?  Lifting becomes very fun when you challenge yourself to execute the perfect movement.  
Workout Strategy
 Before I give you a strategy I want you to think of one.  Look at the movements and the required repetitions.  Then look at how many rounds.  Now you can calculate the total number of repetitions required (49).  This is important because 4 rounds would give you a much different strategy (28 vs 49).  What will be your limiting factor?  How long does it take to recover from Power Snatch or Toes to Bar.  Generally Toes to Bar are difficult to recover from.  Will you need to break them up from the beginning?  We do a lot of on the minute or every 30 seconds. Use that strategy to plan for this one.  Come up with a time to complete each round.  It should feel rather slow for the first two rounds.  If not, make adjustments and then stick to the new plan.  The goal is to have enough in the tank to power through the last round.  Good luck.  
Workout of the Day
Strength of the Day                                             Day 1,2, or 3
Level 1 


7 Rounds for time:

7 Power Snatch

4 Knee Raises

Level 2 


7 Rounds for time:

7 Power Snatch, 55/35#

4 Toes to Bar

Level 3


7 Rounds for time:

7 Power Snatch, 75/55#

7 Toes to Bar

Level 4 


7 Rounds for time:

7 Power Snatch, 95/65#

7 Toes to Bar

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