“Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”
-Lady Bird Johnson
Top: Elyse doing a Push Press during “Fight Gone Bad” for a PR score of 388.
Bottom: Elyse at the bottom of a 250 lbs. Back Squat. To achieve the “elite” category as defined by the Weightlifting Performance Standard Table, someone of Elyse’s weight would Back Squat 199 lbs. According to the table, less than 1% of the weight training population will attain this “elite” level. And yes, she did complete this back squat unaided.

Many virtues go into being a great coach. It is our obligation to bring out the best in all of our athletes. Helping our members achieve a level of fitness that surpasses their expectations and keeping them safe at the same time is a constant goal.

To sympathize with someone’s struggle is to TRY and understand how they must be feeling, to empathize is to KNOW, FIRST HAND, the struggle. We fight our own battles daily to have sufficient empathy. Our encouragement stems from understanding what it takes to conquer a workout to the best of one’s ability. Whether it’s 10 lbs or 500 lbs, challenge yourself daily and don’t take the easy way out. The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. Here’s to victory!

Today’s Workout:
10 rounds:
Jumping Pull-Ups, 30 seconds
Deadlift, 30 seconds
Jumping Pull-Ups, 30 seconds
Rest, 60 seconds

**Score is the Deadlift reps. No score for Jumping Pull-Ups, but for every second you rest during Jumping Pull-Ups, you subtract a rep from your Deadlift score. In other words, NO RESTING during Jumping Pull-Ups! Rest is permitted during the Deadlift interval.

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