Thursday, 27 October

Olympic Lifting Thursdays


Pausing Snatch Balance

5 X 3 @ light weight, 3 second pause at the bottom of each rep

Block Power Snatch

5 X 3 @ 75-80% of 1RM Power Snatch, Bar starts at knee level

Narrow Grip Overhead Squat

4 X 5 @ 70-75% of 1RM Overhead Squat


“Motivation can get you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

Motivation feels good.
It makes things feel… easy.
When we’re motivated, productivity just flows. But what’s challenging about it, is that motivation isn’t always there. Let’s be real about it. It’s not an everyday thing. We’re going to have tough days.

We recognize anything in life that’s worth working towards won’t be easy. And it will not be a matter of if, but when, we are challenged and tested to the core. In this moment, motivation may very well not be there for us…. chances are actually highly likely that it won’t be.

What will always be there however, is our commitment.

Our success can be drawn back to the level of commitment to the little things. “Discipline” is not reserved for the military or martial arts – it is our anchor for seeing us through the storm. It will never be a single action that makes us. It’s instead hundreds and thousands of smaller decisions, repeated time and time again, through dedicated commitment.

Let’s be aware of the habits and commitments we hold ourselves to. Whereas motivation is a short-term fix, commitments to daily healthy habits guide us through the inevitable storms.

What are 3 daily habits you consider to be “non-negotiables?” These can be related to anything between training, health, life, relationships, etc. For example, “each day, I complete my 10 minute mobility routine, eat vegetables at every meal, and put screens away 90 minutes before bedtime.” Regardless of feeling motivated or not, your day does not feel complete without these things. If you haven’t formed these habits yet, let’s think of 3 things we can start doing today to help keep you focused on the hard days.


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