Workout of the Day

Checking Off Firsts

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Last week we spent a portion of our Friday classes working on basic tumbling. It’s an often-forgotten and unpracticed skill, and as such, can be a bit intimidating. Most people can’t remember the last time they performed a forward or backward roll (if ever), and the notion of putting one’s hips above one’s head tends to make most adults uncomfortable, to say the least. I was quite proud, then, to see so many of our athletes attempt these rolls, inversions, and even a few handsprings. Of particular note was one athlete, May. At 70 years young, May completed the first forward roll of her adult life. This is an incredible feat of athleticism and courage, and makes us proud to call this incredible woman a member of our family. But even more so, this is a powerful reminder that there is always opportunity for growth. To be checking off athletic “firsts” at 70 years old is no small feat, but it’s not as far off as you may think. May is incredible, but she is not a prodigy or a superhuman. She has simply put her mind to getting more out of life. She shows up 3 days every week, rain or shine, regardless of what’s written on the board, and she commits herself to completing the work.

If you see May, give her a high five or a hug, and take a little inspiration in knowing that it’s never too late to get better.

- Preston Sprimont


11/8/16

  • Clean & jerk - work up to a heavy single

  • For time:

    • 75 thrusters (95/65)

    • Every minute on the minute, complete 5 pull-ups

*15 min time cap