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Written by Rosario Rios Aguilar on 22 June 2015.

” Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of VALUE .” -Albert Einstein

Ok DRS Athletes!! This week is going to be a lot of fun. I mean we always have fun, but this week we are putting all the lifts together, so you get to connect all the skills and progressions we have been teaching you. You get to have fun and transfer the hard work you have put in. You get to go fast! you have to trust all the training and repetitions you have done. What does this all mean? Ok, well if we are talking about the Clean, the hang power clean, hang squat clean and power clean have been progressions to get you ready for the CLEAN. If we are talking about the Jerk, the strict press, push press, push jerk (or power jerk) have been the progressions for the JERK (split jerk). If we are talking about the Snatch, hang power snatch, snatch deadlift, power snatch, hang squat snatch have been the progressions for the SNATCH. This is an exciting time for a lot of you that have been patient enough to work through these progressions. Does it mean we are only going to do full lifts? NO, we are still going to do part lifts and progressions to ALWAYS get better. So with that said, I would like everyone’s theme this week to be VALUE and HAVE FUN!

What is VALUE: a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgement of what is important in life. Ok how does this relate to training? well, I feel like the value and how important fitness is for you is how you will attack and show up to your workouts everytime you are in here. Also, it indicates that you make yourself accountable for such behavior and development of movement. You can only set your own standard of how well you want to move and how far you want to go when it comes to your training. It also relates to your own judgement on how much weight to use and if you are being fair to yourself in how you are performing with such load. This is the fun part of training because rather than focusing on how successfull you might feel that day of training. You can focus on how much value and the lesson you received as well as how you showed to yourself, your body and mind.

What is FUN: enjoyment, entertainment and or lighthearted pleasure. THIS MUST BE FOUND IN EVERYTHING WE DO. So remember just because a lift or a workout doesn’t go exactly as planned or met your expectations, having fun in the process is the important part =) So let’s go get this week and put VALUE and lot of FUN in everything we do =)

Stay Strong,
DRS Strong
Coach Rosario

“Let’s conquer the WORLD with a MACHETE haha”