“If we are not willing to pay a price for our values, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.”
-Barack Obama

Integrity in politics is highly valued and so it should be. Integrity in your functional movements should be the same. Faster is better, unless it comes from shortening the range of motion on functional movements. Let’s use the push-up as an example. I can speed up my cycle time if I don’t do a three-point touch (nose, chest & thighs to the ground) or if I don’t fully lock my elbows at the top of the movement. But what is the sense of that. We should be our own harshest critic. Okay, confession time, I too have counted reps that were not fully legit. Even as recent as today. I did a workout called “Overhead Squats 101”. It was simple but not easy – 101 overhead squats with 101 lbs on the bar. For me, overhead squats is a weakness and thus the choice for today’s workout. I thought I could do it in just over ten minutes. WRONG. It took me 22 minutes and 21 seconds. It was long and grueling. On several reps, the bar starting coming down before I locked out my stand. Bar came crashing down, swear words rolled off my tongue and I counted the rep. Not good, not fully legit, but dammit I wanted out of that workout. So now I can’t sleep tonight without making this confession. Whew, I feel so much better now…Good Night.
PS I will write “Fully Legit” 1000 times on the dry-erase board tomorrow=)
Kimo K

Today’s Workout:
1 -650M Run
20 Knees to Elbows
09 Ball Clean
2 Rounds… then
44 Burpees (44th President)