I had a pretty good rant lined up for today and decided to change gears a bit.
We always talk about Intensity with a capital I when it comes to getting the most out of your fitness. But we often fail at explaining what that looks like.
For each person it's different, but there are some universal truths:
If you can carry on a conversation, it is not intense
If you can and do gawk around, it is not intense
If you feel like you're going to pass out, it is too intense
If you stop and drink water in a 7 minute workout, it is not intense
If you feel like you're going to puke, it is too intense
If you can roll your eyes and complain mid-workout, it is not intense
If you complain about it being too hard after you've successfully completed the workout, it is just right.
In order to get to where you want to be, you have to assume some discomfort. Nothing comes free. Everyone wants to be lazy and fit and it just doesn't happen.
I can write ridiculous platitudes like "Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body" or "Go Hard or Go Home" but all that is bullshit.
Work hard, give it your all and reap the rewards. Or don't. But don't be disappointed in the results you don't earn by work you don't do.
Strength - Bench Press
3 @ 70%
3 @ 80%
3+ @ 90%
(Of 90% of 1RM)
WOD - AMRAP 8:
1 Hand Release Push Up
(Add 1 rep to each movement per round)