Do You Know Why?

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A) 3×5 Deadlift @87.5-90%
B) 10 min to find days 3RM Overhead Squat
C) 5 rounds on 3 of:
20 abmat situps
10 strict chin ups
5 Overhead Squat @ 75% of day’s 3rm


A) For quality:
2 cycles of :30:30 (30 work, 30 rest/transition):
Pushup (adv as possible)
Kettlebell power clean, alt. arms
Dip (adv as possible)
Hollow hold
B) EMOM 10 (increase wt. ok)
1 Hand Squat Snatch
1 Squat Snatch
C) 2x 3min AMRAP (3:2) of:
50 double unders
20 ring dip (kip ok)
:30 max double under attempts
:30 max dips
Do you know why you train the way you do?
Do you know why a Tabata interval is effective?
Do you know why you do the sets and reps of squats that you do?
Do you know why a handstand is a useful skill?

Do you know why you eat the way you do?
Do you know why gluten is bad?
Do you know why you need carbs after a workout?
Do you know why you’re eating grass-fed anything?

Can you answer all those questions? And I mean really answer them, drawing upon your knowledge, not just regurgitating some phrases you heard once.

Do you know how your body works and why you’re doing what you’re doing? Do you know why you’re not doing something else?

It’s possible there are more of you out there who can answer these types of questions about your car or your flower garden more easily than you can about your own fitness and nutrition. Are you truly present to and interested in your own body? And if you just said yes to that, are your actions and education demonstrating this commitment?

Becca Borawski served as Program Director at CFLA for seven years and is now part of the extended coaching family. She is the managing editor for Breaking Muscle, a website designed for real athletes and real coaches. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is most likely preparing a paleo meal at this very moment.




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