Is there a difference between competing and living?  Seems like a goofy question but when you think about always having a goal or a reason for why you are doing what you are doing then it makes perfect sense.  When we are training at the Inferno on the normal day in and day out stuff, we are trying to keep ourselves in a "state of readiness".  This will allow us to be able to perform well at anything that comes our way.  We are eating correctly, we are working out correctly, we are sleeping correctly.  Basically, we are clean so that we are prepared for anything.  Now when we are competing, we need to think about our eating, working out, sleeping in a different way.  We need all of that to not just have us in a ready state but to be primed specifically on the day that we are competing.  This means we may workout more, or up our Volume.  This actually causes more stress to our bodies so in the long run if we were to train like this, we would be doing damage to ourselves.  But, again this is only for a specific period of time.  Our nutrition would be different in that where I do not push for supplements in our normal ready state, we want to make sure that we are refueling our bodies as quickly as possible.  This will mean post nutrition drinks, you may see people drinking chocolate milk, there will be fluid recovery drinks etc.  Again, I'm not a fan of these but when you are putting your body into unusual stress like this for a long period, you want to make sure you are repairing as needed.  Finally, sleep.  You are working out harder and longer.  The Intensity is through the roof.  Now the normal 6-8 hours of sleep (which should be more than that normally) is now going to need to be 8-10 hours of sleep.  Take naps if needed.  Listen to your body!  It will perform for you if you look out for it.  So, again make sure your goal is driving the actions you are performing.  Go for it!!!


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"Keep it up!"

INFERNO Warm-up x 3

Complete the following:


4 Rounds:

20 reps Overhead Squats (135#, 95#)

25 reps Pull-ups




Tabata Sprint

*8 rounds of 20 secs run as fast and as hard as you can and then stop for 10 secs.  Immediately following the last round do as many Toes to Bar as possible in one siting without letting go.


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