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What Does It Mean To Be An Athlete?

A fellow member, Gary Wimsett recently sent me an interesting article on the perception of what it means to be an athlete. Now, athletes in many way's are like warriors taking to a battlefield to claim their glory over their adversaries. Do you fancy yourself a warrior on the CFG gym floor? I believe in our context of athlete, we are in training of our body's and minds to strengthen and overcome our own battles of laziness, poor nutrition, joint mobilization, and many other activities we know to battle our quest for our health and long term well being.

What do you think it means to be an athlete and how should one push themselves to overcome each small battle faced?

We'll in a recent NY Times article "Should We Teach Plato in Gym Class" offers up some intriguing views on preparing your body's intensity and receiving the right coaching to equally benefit your mind's power to conquer. According to the article, "a student-athlete if not someone who is learning a sport but also learning about the meaning and value of sport?"

I believe that there's a lot of value behind learning the meaning to your training, whether it be educational training concepts, a fun coaching cue that changes your position for the better, the support from a empathetic athlete, or simply the realization of knowing what you really want out of yourself through fitness. Through this education comes greater understanding, which in turn challenges you to be a more powerful athlete.

Check out the article here! (It's a bit philosophical, but it offered up a great perspective for those of you who want to peel away the layers of of your health and fitness psyche.)

 
Paul on the row!

Workout of the Day

Health

MAP (3:3)

3 minutes @ high effort
25 Single Unders
8 Jumping lunges
-- rest 3 minutes
3 minutes @ high effort
8 HR Push-Ups
8 Goblet Squats (35/18)
-- rest 3 minutes
3 minutes @ high effort
Run
-- rest 6 minutes
3 minutes @ high effort
25 Single Unders
8 Jumping lunges
-- rest 3 minutes
3 minutes @ high effort
8 HR Push-Ups
8 Goblet Squats (35/18)
-- rest 3 minutes
3 minutes @ high effort
Run

Performance

Jerk+ MAP Low %

A. BTN Split Jerk, 2-2-2-1-1-1, 1 min - moderate weight, no maxing
* Take from rack
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25 min @ 75% effort
2K Row - Buy In
30 Russian KBS (70/53)
15 Push-Ups
30 Sit-Ups, anchored

 

Whole Life Challenge Huddle

Please join us for our pre-game challenge huddle this Thursday at 7pm!

We'll review game standards, what to expect over the 8 week challenge, talk strategy, food preparation, and how to thrive during the whole life challenge!

BTW... There's still time to sign-up, so come to the huddle to learn more or sign-up to change your whole life today- Whole Life Challenge Team CFG!


Handstand holds!

Workout of the Day

Health

MAP Singles

Burpee Box Jumps (24/20), 30 sec work / 30 sec rest x 8 sets
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rest 5 minutes
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Row @ 95% effort, 30 sec work / 30 sec rest x 8 sets
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rest 5 minutes
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Tabata Air Squat, 20 sec work, 10 sec rest - ( 10 sec rest in bottom)

Performance

Snatch EMOM + Aerobic Tester (long)

A. Power Snatch, 1 rep x 20 minutes, 1 min - 6 @ 65%, 6 @ 70%, 8 @ 75%,
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For Time
800m Run
75 Box Jump Overs (24/20)
800m Run

Labor Day Schedule!

Please join us this labor day at 8am for a special workout. All regularly scheduled classes will be cancelled in recognition of the holiday.


James working on Handstands!

Workout of the Day

"Nolan"

200M sprint
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
400m sprint
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
800m run
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
1 mile run
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
800m run
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
400m sprint
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
200M sprint

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Located at 1126 NW 2nd St. Suite B,
Gainesville, FL 32601.
 
Phone: 352-215-8609.
 

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