Snatch + Overhead Squat
5 x 1 + 1
3 x 3 (pause at the knee)
3 x 3
Pause 3 seconds at the very bottom
5 rounds, each individually timed of:
3 min rest between each round
*Scale the number of rounds as needed
Why do we enjoy training so hard? What sets us apart from the people that are happy just getting by? Why do we push ourselves so hard instead of just doing a couple bicep curls, running a bit on the treadmill and calling it a day? I think this quote by George Lee Mallory, who may have been the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in 1924, may sum it up best. Insightful and inspirational. Watch the video below, it’s worth it.
“The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this: What is the use of climbing Mt. Everest? And my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation, but otherwise nothing will come of it.
We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, and not a gem, nor any coal or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. So it is no use.
If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.
What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy, and joy, after all, is the end of life. We don’t live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means, and that is what life is for.”