I like people who are tough, work hard, and do their best.

This guy makes me respect his work ethic and also makes me thankful for what I have.

no excuses hard work

TGIF:
An end to a long week.
Got some positive reinforcement from my principal today. Always nice for someone to tell you you are doing well whether it be with your job, your training, or in any other aspect of your life.

Went to the gym after work. Neck was feeling better, so I squatted. Forgot my shoes so it was a squat in your socks type of day. Not 100%, but I got 315 for 5.

Promptly forgot my knee sleeves there when I left. Luckily one of my former players works there & picked them up for me.

Looking forward to a good weekend with clevcrew and the kids.

feeling a little better leg day squats positive reinforcement

Long day…. Again.

Still dealing with a pinched nerve/muscle issue in my neck. Not cool.

Survived the day at school in part due to 2 nice compliments.

  1. A fellow teacher told me that her class overheard something we were doing in my health class, and her kids were talking about some point that I evidently was making the other day.  I guess every now and then I make sense.
  2. A JV football player sees me in the hall and says- "Coach- you look like you’re bigger and smaller all at the same time… How does that happen?"

Kind of motivated me to push through the neck thing today and get a little upper body stuff done. It wasn’t a good workout, but it was better than nothing.

Pic #3 is a cookie that clevcrew made.  She also sprayed me down with some biofreeze when I got home.  Good stuff.

Thank God that tomorrow is Friday.

making progress making cookies make the neck pain go away

Testing my classes for projected maxes in the core lifts over the last 2 days.
I fuss at my students constantly about spotting and safety.  So it’s only natural that this kid asks - being 100% serious how I want them to spot their partner when we were deadlifting.
I think I will be sharing this pic tomorrow.
In other news, my neck still feels like shit.  Still did legs today.

Testing my classes for projected maxes in the core lifts over the last 2 days.

I fuss at my students constantly about spotting and safety.  So it’s only natural that this kid asks - being 100% serious how I want them to spot their partner when we were deadlifting.

I think I will be sharing this pic tomorrow.

In other news, my neck still feels like shit.  Still did legs today.

pe teacher problems fitness testing funny shit my kids say

Tuesday:

Absolutely too long of a day at school.

Traps were sore today, so of course I went ahead and was going to do squats.  First warm up set made something tighten up in my neck.  Not trying to screw myself up long term, so jumped out of that and did some arm work.

Felt good about making something out of nothing and getting a little bi & tri pump going on.

Then I walk out of the weight room and find the bag of PE equipment that one of my co-workers just left laying in the hall.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

pain in the neck almost squatted put your shit away and lock it up

"The biggest champions of the training world are not the drug- enhanced genetically blessed competitive elite. The biggest champions are the unsung heroes who applied years of dogged determination in order to build themselves up against the odds, without ever using drugs, without seeking or finding publicity, and without divorcing themselves from the rigors and responsibilities of everyday working and family life. Genetically gifted and drug-enhanced super achievers who have near-perfect training conditions and lifestyles cannot hold a candle to the real heroes of the training world."
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Stuart McRobert, Beyond Brawn (via thoughtsandsquats)

100% True.

Saturday AM:
Up early to do the other part of my job.
I oversee Track & Field for our school system. Today was a major cross country invitational.
Several hundred kids, lots of spectators.
Battled the rain on and off all day.
Good performances by the kids and the teams.

athletics running