Tuesday 7/24/18

Tuesday 7/24/18

MVMNT Mix Playlist – Will we hear your playlist at the gym? The only way to find out is to submit them. You can email yours to memberservices@mvmntgym.com or copy/paste to this Facebook post.

What I’m Reading: Why Everyone Should Lift Weights (aside from the getting stronger reasons)

     There is nothing more personal than your own body. Having confidence that you can move yourself through physical space with control and competence is a deeply satisfying feeling that filters into every other area of life. If you set a new personal record in the gym this morning, you can be sure that you’ll be feeling more confident at work this afternoon.
But weightlifting goes deeper than that. Weight training gives you something to stand on, something to define yourself by. It clarifies who you are in your own mind.
     “I can lift X pounds. I can do X sets. This is what I’m capable of. This is who I am.”
     With weightlifting, there’s no lying to yourself about what you can and can’t do. The weight forces you to be honest and self–aware.
Strangely, even if you’re weaker than you thought you were, there is a satisfaction that comes from knowing where you stand. Most days, life seems to be lived in the gray areas. It’s hard to know if you’re making progress as a parent, a friend, an employee, or a person. Weightlifting is more black and white. It helps you get past that fuzziness and closer to understanding yourself.
Combine this type of clarity with gradual improvement and your sense of self–worth will skyrocket. You know who you are and you are proving that you can become better than you were before.
     “I lifted 10 pounds more today than I did last week. I can become better. This is proof.”
     What could possibly be more confidence–building than direct, undeniable proof that you are becoming a better human? Sometimes, this concrete proof of your improvement can do more for your confidence than all the positive thoughts in the world.

Warmup
Super Dynamic Warmup
Instructor Mobility

Review/Practice/Warmup today’s Lifts with your Coach

Lift

12 minutes

Levels 2-4

3x
8 Barbell Front Squat
8/8 Kettlebell OR Dumbbell Strict Press R/L
Rest 30-60 seconds between each movement

Levels 0/1

3x
8 Double Kettlebell Front Squat
8/8 Kettlebell Strict Press R/L
Rest 30-60 seconds between each movement

Conditioning

4x (20 minutes)
40/20 interval
Ball Slams
Battle Ropes (hold deep split stance, switch halfway)
Alternating Dynamic Lateral Lunge (no weight)
Toes to Bar
Rest