It’s grind week starting today. Time to do work!
I read the forums. I see people arguing on the Internet about whether to do Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program or my Westside for Skinny Bastards plan. It’s great to think your programs through, but if you don’t have “it” – if you don’t have the right mental attitude – then it doesn’t matter what friggin’ program you do.
I’ve had kids tell me that they’ve been doing my programs for four years, but when they come to my gym they’re in horrible shape. They’re weak; they look like they’ve never worked out. They’ve never pushed themselves. They don’t have “it.”
It’s not about the program. It’s not about the equipment. You’ve got to put the mental shit first; the program is secondary
Hang Clean: 321lbs
Hang Snatch: 205lbs
I’d say the last three are the most impressive since I am almost 2 years post ACL surgery and a few months out from two bulging discs in lower back.
It’s just in my blood. I always strive to be the best that I can be at something. I don’t believe that there is a limit to how high someone can climb, in this sport or in life. I also love the response to my lifting that I get, when people tell me that they’re inspired to seriously dedicate themselves to their own lifting or to just believe there are fewer limits in their lives. I’m totally humbled by that.
Every challenge faced is an opportunity waiting to be seized
Completely drained after today.