I threw myself out of bed this morning, excited and genuinely motivated. Sure, it doesn’t always happen that way (as Mrs Regular Reader will know), but after an under-par performance in a couplet last night (Kettlebell Swings and pull ups…..Lots and lots of them), I really wanted to make amends.
Plus……today is FIGHT GONE BAD day!
A benchmark among benchmarks, FGB is a brutal, high volume / low weight engine workout. Feared by many, I saw this as an opportunity.
So it was with proper whooping joy that I bounded in to CF Watford this morning. Yeah, the large Costa Americano ‘might’ have had something to do with it but it was mostly just me.
The excitement was well noted, as it was during max height box jumps last night (44″), and it got me thinking again about my ‘why’.
Why do I get excited by my fitness? why am I enthusiastic about hard charging the box and putting myself in to a dark, stinking pain cave?
The standard answer: I will be that 50+ year old who is throwing a long pass out wide to my rugby playing daughters at the park. I will be the dad on sports day that my daughters are proud to see winning the parents’ race. I will be the old man helping others move in to a new home, shifting furniture that someone half my age struggles with.
The real answer: I will outrun you when the Zombie Apocalypse comes.
It’s survival of the fittest, baby!
Global pandemics, war, environmental disasters, zombies. My family needs me to be on my game to protect them and lead them to survival when the time comes.
Am I the strongest? No.
Am I the fastest? No.
But I don’t need to be. I just have to want it more than the me of yesterday, and the guy next to me in the fight for survival.
Zombie Apocalypse – they’ll get you before they get me 😀
With that, Fight Gone Bad was up on the board today and I was grinning from ear to ear. Some 5RM Deadlift work first, I kept this at around 85% of my 5RM, with 140kg lifts. Intentionally not hitting the heights, I had bigger fish to fry today.
Fight Gone Bad
1 min on each station, Max Effort
- Wall Balls, 9kg to 10′
- Sumo Deadlift High Pull, 35kg
- Box Jumps, 24″ (standard is 20″ for this)
- Push Press, 35kg
- Row for KCal
Total: 326 – a 13 rep improvement on a year ago.
So, with the world going to hell in a handcart, I’m setting myself up for the survival of my family.
Zombies….they’re coming 😉