Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Bear Complex

“The Bear Complex”

7 Sets of the sequence:
Power clean
Front squat
Push press
Back Squat
Push press
5 Rounds

I did the warm up, and then one set with the 35 lb bar.  Still healing my leg....

Then I rowed a 5k as I watched everyone else fight The Bear.

It's interesting to be an observer some days.  I can pretty accurately predict when someone will fail, or in some cases, they just give up.  There is a moment of hesitation, just slightly longer than is truly needed for a transition or re-grip.  There's a look people get in their eyes that says they've given up.  It's a subtle thing, just enough to signal they are done - just a flicker the eyes, or a momentary loss of concentration.  And most of the time, if you're watching, you can see it and, sure enough, the bar hits the floor.

What would be more interesting is to be able to stand next to someone and catch that moment, and call them on it and see if they could recover and move on.  Because, most time's it's not muscle failure or physical weakness, it's just a mental thing.  Hmm...

5k row = 24:22

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