I went to a high school football game last night.  My daughter is a cheerleader so I go to watch and support her.  While I was there I watched her varsity football team get crushed.  the team just couldn't seem to put it together.  The opponent's team was fasters and stronger.  There was one kid on my daughter's team, I heard someone in the crowd say that he was one of the team captains.  He was throwing a fit.  He would literally come off the field all by himself yelling and screaming, flinging his helmet and just seriously being an absolute baby.  I couldn't figure it out.  I get you are losing but do you have to do all that other "stuff"???  Then as he was sitting down, there would be a coach that would come over to coddle him or try to console him or something.  What I couldn't understand is why the coach wasn't going off on him!  The way I saw it was that this kid, who was a team leader, had no understanding of the idea of losing gracefully.  We all want to win and most of us want to win REALLY bad.  But the way this kid was being a baby about showed how immature he was (granting I know he is a high school kid).  This activity from hm should NEVER have been allowed to happen.  It is fine to be upset that you are losing but when you lose control of you faculties, then you will NEVER be able to turn it around.  Losing is like failing, it's an opportunity to see where you could have improved.  So if the team just completely outmatched you, doesn't mean there aren't things that you can try to adjust to.  Maybe you need to put more attention on the big guy that seems to make every catch.  Don't let him get past you!!  But in the end, i really feel like there is a purity to competition, a code if you will.  All the shit talking or bad mouthing all goes out the window once the competition starts because then words don't mean anything.  It's all about what you do and how you perform.  I personally feel that if you win you should be gracious.  Be proud of your accomplishment.  Raise your hand to acknowledge your victory.  I feel that if you lose you should be gracious.  Don't give excuses.  Don't scream and pout.  Don't look like a fool!  Congratulate the victor, then go home to figure out what you need to work out for next time.  I feel like this teaches you that you can control YOU in all situations.  We lose a bunch in life but being a baby about it doesn't do, or fix, or make anything better.  Accept your loss.  Assess your performance.  Improve.  Period.  :)




Complete the following:



Thrusters (12min limit)

.......10 reps (135/95, 55%1RM, wt to get 20-24UB)

.......REST 1 min

.......15 reps

.......REST 2 Min

.......20 reps

.......REST 3 min

.......25 reps






12 min Clock:

10 min EMOM:

........14 reps Wall Balls (30/20 reps

........7 reps Toes to Bar

2 min AMRAP:

.......Max Pull-ups

*Score # of completed rounds in EMOM and # of pull ups



MWOD:   Lacrosse Ball Thoracic spine and above the knee cap