While coaching from time to time I hear people lamenting about how out of shape they are. I recently was told, " I am really outta shape" as a new gym member was struggling with pull ups. My response was, "Hey we all have to start somewhere." I then went on to try to explain; in my sometimes off color way, that there will always be someone who is stronger, faster, and he shouldn't worry about it. What was most important for him was that he recognized it and he is starting to do something about it. I bring this up today because this morning I was crushed by Nick U. The WOD was 15 power cleans, and 15 burpees 3 times through for time. Nick was slinging more weight than me for the entire work out. His weight was at 135 while I was only at 115. Also, Nick was wearing a 20 pound tanker vest from Iraq, thus making the burpees that much more enjoyable for him I am sure. My goal for this WOD - do not let Nick beat me. I was able to hang with him through round 1, but by round two I could no longer straight set them. It was all down hill from there. Not only did he beat me, but he did so by almost 2 full minutes. Nice job Nick. http://nickurankar.blogspot.com/
Man...am I outta shape.