Monday, November 23rd 2015

Giving Thanks-

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. The opportunities to indulge guilt-free in pumpkin pie and my mothers Yorkshire pudding are few and far between, almost as rare as chances to see certain family members that gather around the table. But even more so than the soon-to-be-regretted overfeeding of the fat kid within, my mind relishes the opportunity to reflect on the past year and the events that gave it shape. Not just to count my blessings and the other positive things in my life, but to also meditate on the struggles and failures of the past year and how I can learn from them to improve my future.

 

  There have been a great many things that have made this year one of the best on record. I moved into my house, met the woman of my dreams who continues to inspire me every day to be a better man and partner, and with the support of my family, was given the opportunity to start my own business. The woman also came with a cat, who has grown on me quite a bit, so we can count that as a blessing as well. But the struggles that have confronted me in the past year are what makes the good things taste that much sweeter. I've also been let down and betrayed by people whom I never treated with anything but kindness and respect, for whom I sacrificed and bled for. But I'm thankful to be continually taught lessons about the world and about the people who shape our lives, for better or for worse.

 

  Which leads to the point of this post. It is these experiences that has led me to a greater sense of appreciation for those who believe in me and stand by me. To all of those who have stuck with me over this past year as I began this project, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support and loyalty gives me renewed enthusiasm and energy every day. You are the reason I got into this business. The relationships that are built in our little training environment are my lifeblood. Working with you and seeing you grow as athletes and as people inspires me every day to be a better trainer and guide. Thank you for your continued support. I appreciate every one of you, and wish you all happy holidays and that you discover what it is that you are thankful for this year. Cheers.

 

-Moose

 

Please take note of our holiday hours:

Wednesday 11/25 - No 7:30pm class

Thursday 11/26- No Classes

Friday 11/27 - 12:15pm class only

Saturday 11/28 - Normal Schedule, 9am General Fitness - 10am Olympic Weightlifting

 

Monday, November 23rd 2015

 

Warm-Up/Movement Prep:

Wall Squat – 2 x 5

Squat – 1 x 5

Goblet Squat – 3 x 5

Walking Lunge - 20m

 

Strength:

Establish new 1-Rep Max Back Squat

We have been building to this for the past 6 weeks. Let's test where we are and see how the hard work has paid off.

 

Conditioning:

For Time: 30-20-10

Deadlift – 95/65

Push Press

 

Supplemental:

Banded Hip Distraction – 2 x 1:00

Banded Hamstring Stretch – 1:00