Some of you will have seen Josh’s post a few days ago, if not read it all here.

No one cares about your time or your finishing position, what we care about is seeing you put in the work, especially when it gets hard. We care about seeing you push through to get those final reps (and get them well) when you all you want to do is call time and collapse in a heap. We care about seeing you succeed, and cheating on the workout, cheating reps, cheating friends, and cheating yourself is never going to lead to success.

Trust the process people, trust yourself. Enjoy the process, you will get stronger, fitter, and faster if you do the work.

We had already been thinking of adding a focus on enforcing standards and accountability in your workouts.

From Monday, expect the coaches to be watching you that little bit closer, as always they will be watching how you move and correcting poor form, but they will also be looking for standards being met and repetitions being completed.

In addition expect to be starting and finishing workouts from different positions or locations. We know the temptation to move before GO! is hard to resist, so we are going to help you by removing the option of a false start.

As Josh said, “Trust the process people, trust yourself. Enjoy the process, you will get stronger, fitter, and faster if you do the work.”

Do the work, the results will follow.

Sunday Reading

“There is a compelling tendency among novices developing any skill or art, whether learning to play the violin, write poetry, or compete in gymnastics, to quickly move past the fundamentals and on to more elaborate, more sophisticated movements, skills, or techniques. This compulsion is the novice’s curse—the rush to originality and risk.”—Greg Glassman, Aug 2005

Fundamentals, Virtuosity and Mastery

I have a confession. I don’t really like correcting you.

Really, I don’t. It makes me uncomfortable when it makes you uncomfortable. I would rather you did everything perfectly and I could stand there and keep my mouth shut and marvel at the beauty of your athletic movement. Or just cheer you on. Or just look at your a**. (Hey, I’m being honest here!)

But the fact is I’m your coach. And the truth is you don’t do everything perfectly. And you have to lose reps. And you have to be reminded how to do things correctly. And you want to be

Coaches Secret