You see, due to various position jockeyings, leavings, injurings, and other jackassery, I have ended up on a scaled team for the competition at the end of October. Essentially I was the last resort in a long line of prospects that are too scared or otherwise motivated not to do it. I'm pretty sure they even asked Tony's infant son Tate before me and he responded with "screw that, I'm a weightlifter."
Then he banged out some one-arm push ups.
Let me be perfectly clear here, before I begin giving you reasons why anybody else besides me should step up and do this. I am actually quite excited about participating. First of all, this is one of the best competitions in the
Heart of America 2012. I look calm on the outside, but trust me, there's a load in my pants.
FDR famously once said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." He later added "and 3RM Thrusters, you better fear that sh*t too."
Believe me, I'm not afraid. And I will gladly step in and help this team to a glorious and memorable not-quite-last-place finish. But you see, I had much bigger plans for that weekend. Plans that included 4 cups of coffee and a nice breakfast in the morning, followed by a good hard lifting session in the new BARx Port-A-Gym (we're still working on the name). That's right, it's a real thing, and you're going to miss out on it because you won't be there.
Then I was going to spend my afternoons cheering, jeering, cracking jokes, and scoping out what I'm sure will be
I will leave you with one final plea, in the form of a once-in-a-lifetime photo, perhaps the greatest photo never taken, that I've been looking for a reason to post on this website for the last year. Yes, before you start to speculate, I did edit it to keep things appropriate.
These are the types of great memories you'll be missing out on .... You know what, never mind, I don't want you to go anymore. I got this.
09/30/2014 - WOD
A): Shoulder Press (10 Minute EMOM)
Every 2 minutes perform 5 strict presses, increasing the weight slightly each set.
B1): Overhead Static Hold (3 x 1 Minute Hold (accumulate))
95 lbs / 65 lbs
B2): Ring Rows (3 x 10)
Metcon (AMRAP - Reps)
4 Rounds For reps
1 minute push press (95/65)
1 minute front squat (95/65)
1 minute rest