I read a book called "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers".  What would your answer be?  Would you say that zebras are worrisome animals?  Nah.  The fact is that humans are the only animals that worry about what "might happen."  Animals may be concerned about things but they pretty much just do their thing and respond to stimuli that affect them.  They are almost in a state of relaxation until they are in a Fight or Flight situation.  This keeps their stress down until they need to use it.  Humans, well we are stressed out all the time.  We will ALWAYS have our thoughts go towards the negative, what might happens, or what could happen and this affects us.  Wouldnt it be more fun to think about something cool happening instead? Sure BUT the reason we go to the negative is because it's a protection measure.  Things that are bad for us have a much more drastic chance of harming us that something good happening.  When was the last time you got hurt because you passed your test, or found some money, or got good news from a doctor?  Exactly, never!  But when we constantly are worrying about the bad things that might happen, we end up have long lasting issues with our health.  Our bodies aren't designed to CONSTANTLY be worrying.  All those things about too much stress then become real:  Lack of sleep, increased weight, low sex drive, decreased immune system, cardiac problems, etc.  It just doesn't pay to sit there and constantly go to the bad things.  Test this out, see how hard it is to stop yourself from having these thoughts, then switch the thought with the positive.  No, it's not easy and it takes practice.  But just think how nice your life would be if you could drop the amount of stress and worry about it!  Then you'll be like the Zebra, ulcer-free!:)




Complete the following: 



Thruster Party

.......0:00-3:00: 4 reps @75%1RM

.......3:00-6:00: 3 reps @80%1RM

.......6:00-9:00: 2 reps @85%1RM

.......9:00-12:00: 1 rep @90%1RM






17 min Clock:

5 min AMRAP:

.......10 reps Alt DB Snatch (75/50, wt to get 14-18UB)

.......5 reps Lat Burpee Jump Over the PVC Pipe + Jump Back (30/24")

3 min REST

4 min AMRAP:

.......8 reps Alt DB Snatch

.......4 reps Lat Burpee Jump Over PVC Pipe + Jump Back

2 min REST

3 min AMRAP:

.......6 reps Alt DB Snatch

.......3 reps Lat Burpee Jump Over PVC Pipe + Jump Back

*Do a Burpee, then do a lateral jump over the PVC pipe, then jump back.  So each Burpee rep has 2 lateral jumps in it. 



MWOD:   mobilize your hips, mash your calves, foam roll the lats