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DRS Strong Week 10- Quality Sleep!

“The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow”

December 15th will be our max out week. Every one has been working and putting in the effort and patience to be able to do the movements and finish the workouts. It is important to attend daily if possible on that week before Christmas to have a number on each of the strength movements to be able to calculate percentages for strength. Also, we will be testing your gymnastics, conditioning and your athletic abilities to keep you DRS Strong for the next cycle.

         Each person has different goals for this month and we want to help facilitate them by providing you with a constantly varied programming but with a purpose in mind.

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DRS Strong Week 9- How is breathing important?

“If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful”

The theme on this week was learning how to breathe and how to manipulate your breathing so it helps your heart rate and respiration. Week 9 was a very short week due to Thanksgiving and Black Friday but we finished with a very fun body weight gobble gobble aftermath on Saturday.

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DRS Strong Week 8- Technique and Speed

You have to get up every morning and say "I CAN DO THIS"

Every single morning you get a clean slate. You decide what you want to do with it. You have a chance to be that person you want to be. All it takes is self-motivation.

DRS Strong programming is to make you physically and mentally strong. Its purpose is to shape your temple and lay a foundation to build on. It allows the capacity to increase workload and intensity without sacrificing recovery time.

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DRS Strong Week 7- Foot patterns and consistency!

" Have big dreams, you will grow into them" –Anonymous

Week 7 has been a very exciting week at DRS Athletics. We have been on the DRS Strong Programming for almost two months and testing week turned out to be a huge success. We started the week with testing 10RM Front Squat and 2k row. It was very satisfying to see athletes go beyond what they thought was physically and mentally impossible. We had some great scores ranging from #205 lbs front squat to 7:29 sec on the 2k row.

We continued the week on Wednesday testing 3RM Deadlift as well as max effort midline tests. We had a top male Quentin Priddy getting 305 unbroken sit-ups and female athlete Kelly Hall at 325 reps.

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DRS Strong Week 6- Positive Mindset

"I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't" -Paul Presley

There are thoughts that can invade and blur our thinking. There are physical limits that can impede continuing but there is one thing that we can control and that is our mind. Our mind is very powerful and it can help when needed. Week 6 was a test to your mental strength and perseverance; you saw high reps of front squats and countless pushups and dips just to mention few. All with a reason behind it, and one of the reasons is to prepare you for what is ahead. No, this does not mean that the reps will increase more and more, this means that as your body gets prepared and increases work capacity, your mind needs to expand to withstand physical challenges.

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DRS Strong Week 5- Progressive Overload

"Do your duty and a little bit more and the future will take care of itself." –Andrew Carnegie

Okay, lets talk about Monday's workout. I am very proud of the response of everyone here at DRS and the enthusiasm and hard work from every single person. The workout itself was challenging yet fun and one of the longest one for most of you but you endured and kept on chipping away.

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DRS Strong Week 4- Personalized blueprint

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."  –George Bernard Shaw

We thrive to build better people here at DRS Athletics, but what really makes people better? One of the things that we encourage athletes to do is to be fluid like water. To be receptive in order to change habits and behaviors that have led you here, but also to hold on tight to those that make you the positive person you are.

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Fitness Humanity

As I am sitting here in Queenstown, New Zealand in front of a beautiful lake. I can't help but think how the fitness world has grown intensively. Fitness humanity is a connection that I constantly pursue.

Sometimes I don’t know how to take in all the different experiences, or maybe I do by writing my extensive thoughts. I am consistently thinking and analyzing and want to know the reason behind it all. I sort through all my thoughts constantly to understand why my life is the way it is and how I have been placed in here with these awesome opportunities and doors to different options of the worlds adventures.

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DRS Strong Week 3- Every rep counts!

"Every Rep Counts" What does that really mean? For DRS Athletics it means more than one thing. It means that every athlete has different needs and a different pace of training. It means giving it your best for that single day. We record your records because it is important to us to follow your progress and carefully see how your body is responding to our programming. Every week I will be posting the top male and female scores on each WOD for the week, and NO this does not mean that our other athletes are not important. This just means we all have to get better and strive for our own best and share everyone's hard work!

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Be Comfortable in the Uncomfortable - The Power of Community

What is the power of community?

In thinking about what community really is, I have come to understand that you may not know what you have been missing unless you have discovered it and truly experienced it for yourself. Only then will you be able to imagine the endless possibilities that community can bring.

It's not every single day that you encounter something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Vulnerability is uncomfortable. Taking risks is uncomfortable. Pushing our bodies to extremes is uncomfortable. But yet, every single experience that is uncomfortable allows for growth, for inner strength and to discover something more about ourselves that we didn't know before. Strength is not what you can do but what you didn't think you could overcome. All of these encounters help with insight into ourselves and allow us to appreciate those who have helped us along the way.

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