The Superbowl and Momentum


A) Front Squat 5-5-5

B) “Press Complex”
3 rounds, for weight
1 Press
3 Push Press
5 Push Jerk
-Don’t put bar down during the complex
-20 min cap

C) Task vs Time vs Task Priority
1) Task Priority
500m Row, for time
-Rest 3 min, then

2) Time Priority
Row as many meters as possible in the time it took to complete Part 1/Task Priority
-Rest 3 min

3) Task Priority
Row the result of Part 2, for time

And Coming Tuesday

A) Power Snatch Drill
1 Squat Snatch
1 Hang Squat Snatch – below knee
1 Hang Squat Snatch – from pockets
-goal is max weight.

B) 3x max Muscle ups
-Sub 2 max reps sets of STRICT pull-ups and dips. Aim for 7-10 reps
-No muscle-ups skill practice

C) 10 rounds for reps
:20 max reps Power Snatch (75/55)
:20 Rest
:20 max reps burpees
-Rest only after power snatches. Athletes move directly from burpees into power snatches between rounds.
-Score is TOTAL repsI was watching the Super Bowl last night, and I got to thinking about momentum. Why did it take something like the power outage in the SuperDome to wake up the 49ers? It was incredible – they were like a completely different team… literally out of nowhere. The energy and momentum of the game swung so far over in their favor, Baltimore was lucky that they had a 3 touchdown lead!

Did they have that inside of them all the time? If so, why couldn’t they access it? It’s not like they weren’t getting breaks during which they could turn it around – they didn’t do it at the first quarter break, or at halftime. So what was it that was so special and unique about the power outage that caused this to happen. Was it that it was unexpected? Was it that it was 35 minutes? Or was it the power outage at all – was that just a coincidence, and San Fran was coming back regardless?

I’d love to know what you think… wouldn’t it be awesome if we were able to access this sort of power. To be responsible for change in momentum or direction because of something you shift in yourself. I mean, an ‘Act of God’ never hurt either – but those are far less frequent, and unless you have the ear of the ‘Big Guy’ himself, totally out of your control to make happen.

But hey – maybe that’s it… What if an Act of God was within any of us to create? No… not literally a power outage, but a huge shift that causes a significant change in direction and momentum. Hmmm… Now that is something worth considering.

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