Strength: Weighted Pullups, 6x3
Metcon – Partner WOD:
2 Rounds For Time:
*Row 250m, rest while partner rows 250m. Row 500m, rest while partner rows 500m. Row 750m, rest while partner rows 750m. Repeat…
A new teen came in yesterday to join Steve's Club and I could just tell right away that he had potential. Never met him before, spoke to him or heard about him but something told me this kid was serious and ready to take care of some business in the gym. Although nothing about his physical appearance stood out beyond the average kid his age, he just had this "hungry" look in his eye as if he was just waiting for someone to challenge or doubt his ability.
The workout we were doing included Deadlifts so I took the time to show him the proper way to lift a heavy object off the ground. After explaining the movement and showing him how to get in proper spinal extension using bracing techniques, it was evident that he had some form of Scoliosis (which is when a person's spine is curved from side to side). He immediately started to apologize for having a wierd body but I reassured him that his condition was fairly common and it would not stop him from achieving his goals and being great at Steve's Club. After making a few adjustments to his technique and having him do heavy suitcase KB Deadlifts for his first time, he hit a few good sets as a foundation to his base and beginning of his lifting experience at SC.
Today he came into train with the class at 4pm and after learning we were doing a pretty intense rowing workout, he came up to tell me how excited he was to have found Steve's Club and how he could wait to workout everyday and someday be as strong and fit as the other more seasoned SC athletes.
While resting in between an intense 500 meter row, he told me that everytime he thought about quitting on the rower he would think of his old football coach that told him, "You're not going to ever be good at anything with you back. Sorry kid." He went on to tell me how this is what pushes him so hard to get through mentally and physically difficult workouts.
His goal is to prove his old coach wrong and as his new coach I will do my very best to make sure he does.