A. 1 mile run
B. 4 rounds – 400m run, 25 burpees, 25 situps
It’s been a rough few days with the barbell, so we’re taking it easy today with the weights. It’ll be warm(er) out, so don’t fret too much. If you don’t like to run, this is a perfect workout to do. Expect fun running warmup drills as well.
I like to think that we’re a pretty active weightlifting facility. We lift a lot, we have a very active barbell club, and I’d venture to say most of our members can properly teach someone on the street what the difference between the first and second pull is.
With that being said, I know that sometimes it’s easy to feel silly, or feel out of place, when learning and practicing these new, highly technical movements.
However, one of the most important things you can do, especially as a beginner, is have what I like to call “Barbell confidence”. There is no room in the world of weightlifting to pick up a bar and expect the magic to happen unless you are completely confident in your lift.
This even means be confident in your misses, because they will happen, A LOT. When you have that bar in your hand, nothing else exists.
Stay tight, breathe deep, squeeze your back and stomach, focus your gaze strongly, keep your chin up. Be confident. You own this bar. Attempt your lift, whether it’s a make or miss, be confident. Step through the door of insanity, take care of business, and step back out.
When all’s said and done, laugh, giggle, snort. But as soon as you grip (hook) that Barbell, be the lion, be ferocious, and conquer what is yours. The path is simple, but never easy, and that’s what makes it fun. This is what will make you appreciate the trek before you.
Be confident. Be Barbell confident.