Take 15 minutes to work to a heavy 3 rep Clean & Jerk
30 Clean & Jerk @ 165/115
You are NOT your score on the whiteboard!
I had a conversation with one of our athletes the other day who was upset about the scale I had chosen for a particular workout, saying that it was too hard and that the score would look bad on the board.
It’s important to remember that for any workout we do there are a number of factors at play when we scale the workout and adjust reps/loads/distances. The most important thing to remember though, is that whatever scale we’ve decided on, we always have your best interest in mind!
The goal with every single workout we do is to create an environment where you get the maximum benefit from that particular day AND are set up for success in the days/months/years to come. That might mean that on a given day you’re asked to go lighter than you think you should, or to do fewer reps than you’d like. It might also mean that on a given day you’re set up to struggle a bit and have to focus and work through some things in order to be successful.
Both of these scenarios have benefit and both of them are used in order to help you grow as an athlete (and maybe even as a person) to help you reach your goals both in and out of the gym.
So don’t worry about your score – worry about your effort. If, once you hear 3-2-1 GO, the only thing you’re concerned about is doing your best with the rep you’re on – or pushing through a bit faster and harder than you want to regardless of whatever discomfort or struggle you might be faced with – and the only thing you care about is how hard you’re working – then you will get the most out of your workout.
If you’re focusing on your effort then you’ve already won the workout and the score doesn’t matter.