Her hips were just above her knees, quickly they they fell just below. She bounced once, twice, and on the third she rose up to her highest point and paused. She held her breath until her face got red, she let a smirk slide across her face just before she dropped the weight. “No rep.”
The coach standing near her said great job, turned and began to walk away, “next time, try harder,” he said.
She unbuckled her belt and chuckled to herself clapping the chalk off her hands. He had her and she knew it. This wasn’t her first time beneath a heavy clean, not the first time a bar had beat her, it wouldn’t be the last. When she stood up after missing an opportunity to do something she had never done before she looked at her coach for instruction. She got the truth, not some silly ass cue we pride ourselves for inventing.
Trainers are like magicians- abracadabra-”PR”. But not every trick works. Not every success story is based on the perfect cue or watchful eye of the coach hovering nearby. Sometimes you did everything right, you just didn’t try hard enough.
She could refuse to accept her cue, she could look for something more comfortable. “It must have been my mid-line, or slow elbows-that’s it.” “Damn, gotta be those gummy hips again-I will be mobile one day.” Or, she could take it like a human wanting better, a being deathly afraid of mediocrity willing to live where it hurts, right where reality meets the ideal and all that remains is do, or do not.
Your day will come. A day where you could have but didn’t, a day where all you needed to do was try a little harder because you had what it took all along. When your day comes chose the truth, not a cue to cower behind. Chose to try harder….
*Open burpees are performed 12.1 style.
**Recover (30) seconds between rounds.
AMRAP 4 Minutes
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