Push Jerk 1-1-1-1
DB Thrusters (45/25)
Lateral Burpees (over parallettes)
Complete 10 DB Thrusters, then 2 Lateral Burpees. 8 DB Thrusters, 4 Lateral Burpees. 6 DB Thrusters, 6 Lateral Burpees...
Dealing with kids, I have heard every excuse in the book regarding why a lift was not completed or why 100% effort was not given in a workout when there is no reason for failure. Of course, the first question I always ask, is what happened? Most of the time, I get back a very lame excuse like "I don't know...the bar just didn't move as planned". After showing a look of disappointment and voice of encouragement to get after it again (and correcting any technical issues), most athletes get the 2nd attempt.
Failure on the first attempt is usually a result of under confidence. It is that simple. Sometimes it is a technical issue like poor foot positioning or poor timing of the movement...but 8 out of 10 times it is due to not believing in one's own ability.
One of the most effective ways to build confidence is through lots of hard work and laser like focus during practice.
The kids that recognize this simple equation are the ones that excel and destined for future success.
Michael Jordan realized this at an early age and look where it got him.
Maybe it's my fault.
Maybe I let you to believe it was easy, when it wasn't.
Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, and not at the gym.
Maybe I made you think that every shot I took, was a game winner.
That my game was built on flash, and not fire.
Maybe it's my fault that you didn't see that failure gave you strength.That my pain, was my motivation.
Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God-given gift, and not something I worked for every single day of my life.
Maybe I destroyed the game.
Or maybe, you're just making excuses.