Over the years when people have complimented my training and/or my technique, I've usually brushed it off or been annoyed that my training was interrupted. On this day, a young guy came up to me after I had completed a Turkish Get Up using a 12 KG or 26 pound bell. He more than enthusiastically described my TGU as perfect. He said most guys can't even do a TGU without weight.
|14 KG TGU in my messy backyard!|
As many of you know, I went into the Strong First Certification training with a number a number of injuries. I worked through them. Eric Gahan, co-owner of Iron Body Studios, offered the best advice when I first started training there. He said, "You need to remember the goal." Without that advice, my injuries would not have been under control by the certification. I know I would have pushed myself. All I needed to do was push, pull, snatch, clean, swing and squat 12 KG. Without those words, REMEMBER THE GOAL, I would have pushed myself to push, pull, snatch, clean, swing and squat 14 or 16 KG. It would not have been smart. Full disclosure...there were times I did at 16 KG TGU. One time, I almost attempted a 16 KG snatch. At the time, none of it felt right.
|Snatching with 12 KG|
Without Eric and Artemis knowledge and experience, I would know have become an StrongFirst Instructor. I would not have reached this goal.
Smart training is to have goals and understand that it takes to get there. Remember the goal.