By: Trent Soares
As a community filled with fitness driven individuals here at Double Edge we have many traits in common, one of them being competitive. Healthy competition can help with motivation; it can give us that extra effort to perform at a higher level than we may have done otherwise alone. There are many forms that this can take place in, here are a few
With the measurable and obtainable methodology of Welded, it is easy to keep track of progress and scores especially. With the train heroic app that we utilize here at Double Edge Fitness, there is no excuse. Find a friend or frenemy and challenge them class after class to see who’s fitter because bragging rights go a long way in Welded. Even put a little prize on it to add some initiative. At the end of the month whoever has the most wins makes the loser put their weight and barbell away for the next month. It can add fun and excitement to the grueling workouts and give us that drive to reach for one more rep. I have personal success with friendly motivation, from an athletic background I hate to lose. So it gives me that extra push with friends to pick up the bar quicker than I would personally do with no one watching.
Got a fitness idol on instagram? There’s your competition! Setting realistic goals is going to be our safest bet here, but maybe saying that we can get half the rounds that Rich Froning Jr got in “Cindy” will help us strive for better. Random person in class? They don’t have to know that you are trying to crush them in the metcon today. Set your equipment right across of them and give them a dirty look when they start to get ahead of you.
Compete with yourself. Ultimately no one can put in the work for you. It has to be a personal decision to become a healthy member of society. Doesn’t mean that we can’t be competitive, still take those wins and loses. Give yourself a cheat day, but only if you eat clean Monday through Friday. I was fortunate to lose 20lbs in 5 weeks. With the help of the paleo challenge and lots of baby weight to shed, I allowed myself a cheat meal reward every Friday. It gave me the light at the end of the tunnel to succeed.
All this talked about competition is getting me fired up to watch all of our Double Edge members and coaches compete at Scheels this weekend. Make sure you guys show your support this Saturday starting at 9am. Good luck to all the athletes, See you there!
GROUP CLASS WORKOUT
3 Rds: 15 Med ball Slams, , 15 Air Squats
Finish with: 1 Min Goblet Squat Hold, 15 PVC PT, GM
Back Squats 3×10 50-75% Every 2:15 min
Go off how your body feels.
Lean: No Strength
12 Min AMRAP
10 Hang Power Cleans 95/65
10 Bar Facing Burpees
Adv: Fat Bar 115/75
Fat bar weighs 20lbs.
12 Cal Machine
Mobility Of the Day: Adductor Smash (pg. 340)
Improves: Knee, Back and Hip Pain. Knee Out Position
Strengthen & Lengthen
6 to 7am
7 to 8am