**Reminder that the gym will be closed for Labour Day tomorrow.
Remember the Hopper Event? I drew a bunch of exercises out of a bin to create a workout. But why? Why don’t I just come up with a workout, post it, and have everyone do it…just like every other day?
The hopper model suggests that he or she is fittest who can perform well at any given task. The way to test it is to put a lot of various tasks in a bin and start drawing them out.
For a true test, the events should be extremely varied. Anything from a 1 rep max deadlift, to a half marathon.
Outside of the Hopper Event, how does it (or should it) affect you?
Let’s say tomorrow I have a hopper at the gym with every conceivable exercise in it. There are exercises in there that you wouldn’t mind seeing being pulled. However, there are at least a few (and probably many) that you would absolutely dread if they came out.
Whatever exercises you would hate to see drawn from the hopper, those are the ones you need to work on. They are probably your weakest links.
Make a list. Really. Write them down. Show me and we can come up with a logical way to work on them. When you work on a weakness, your strengths will improve too. Pretty soon that list will shrink and it will be time to create a new one.
Post your weaknesses to the comments.