chippers.

“I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?” ― John Steinbeck

Some days are very long days at work. 10 – 11 hour days. When you wake up you know you’re in for a Chipper. You just have to chip away at your day. It helps to know there’s the 8:30pm WOD at ACF, the Dirty-Thirty as it has been nicknamed, waiting for you at the finish line.

I. Strength:

High Bar Back Squat

1 x 5 @80%  – completed at 130lbs.

2 x 3 @ 85%  – completed at 140lbs.

3 x 1 @ 90% – completed at 145lbs.

* Rest 2 Minutes Between Sets

II. Conditioning:

12 Push Press (155/105)

20 Walking Lunges 

9 Push Press (155/105)

40 Walking Lunges

6 Push Press (155/105)

60 Walking Lunges

* 15 Minute Time Cap

Completed: in 7:27 at 65lbs. When the WOD was over it was one of those moments when I knew I went too light with 65lbs. and felt the residual effects of defeat. It was clear I chickened out. Should have gone heavier, 75lbs. Even just a couple of 2.5lbs. thrown on the end for good strength building measure.

Why is it with a Deadlift or Clean I will push myself to the absolute extreme of my strength, but anything over head I go soft? Fear of failure.

Not going to get stronger, not going to get better, if I consistently give into the fear.

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