How hungry are you?
Not for food, but for results?
Let me ask you this…are you training for your health and for your life? If so, then you need to consider what the coach has to say.
I see two types of people at the gym. Those that are too hungry for progress, and those that are pleased with the status quo. Both need some guidance.
Characteristics of the ‘too hungry’ are those that look at others and think they should be at their level. They see the floor covered in barbells with 95# for Fran, so they let their ego get the best of them and also shove on 95#. You know you should scale, so do it. If you’re not sure, then ask. Coach knows. Fran is not a 17 minute workout, so if you went with 95# and it took you that long, it was too heavy. Check your ego at the door. You’re training for life, so learn to scale and let the progress come with time.
Characteristics of the ‘status quo’ are those that THINK they are getting a good workout by choosing weights that are obviously too light for them. If you can do the entire workout without setting the bar down, it’s time to consider a heavier weight. We’re here to build strong, fit people. The only way to do this is to challenge yourself. That doesn’t mean doing 95% of your max for the weight, but it does mean using a weight that you’re not 100% comfortable with. If you’re not sure, then ask. Coach knows.
10 rounds of:
5 Hang Power Cleans (95/65#)
5 Back Squats (95/65#)