How was your weekend? Accomplish anything fantastic? Hit a new PR? Vacation? Read a good book?
I helped someone very close to me move out of one place (and literally out of a CRAPPY relationship) and into a new, “fresh-start” life and home of her own. And it has been on my mind all weekend about how it irritates me SO MUCH to watch smart women fall prey to a$$holes. And don’t pre-judge this, if you’re a great guy sticking it out with an abusive female, GET OUT!
Why do we sometimes place so much emphasis on physical strength, but never on emotional strength? Maybe that’s why I like lifting weights–it builds confidence and self-esteem. I know this has to be true for most women, right? Maybe we should start writing more about how the gym improves our self-worth and less about our abs. Sure, my abs don’t pop every day but I’d
slap punch a guy into next week if he tried to lay a hand on me, bribe me, verbally abuse me, guilt-trip me, toy with my emotions, etc.
Why don’t more women stand up for themselves? Is there something more we can do for those who don’t?
Obviously this is a topic we could all rant about for hours, but til then….get in a good workout and everyone: Get EMOTIONALLY STRONGER!!!
Your Strong Figure Conditioning Workout: Modified FIGHT GONE BAD!
If you’re familiar with the CrossFit workout, Fight Gone Bad, this workout follows the same format but designed with different conditioning exercises. I taught this workout to my bootcamp class this morning and they ROCKED it!
Three rounds for time:
- 1:00 max effort sumo-deadlift-highpull with a kettlebell or dumbbell
- 1:00 max effort wall balls
- 1:00 max effort kettlebell swings
- 1:00 max effort sit-ups
- 1:00 max effort lunges
- 1:00 REST
Move from one exercise to the next without stopping! Only rest at the end of the 5-minute “fight.”
If you don’t have equipment, you’ll have to sub out some body weight exercises! How about squats, push-ups, and burpees? 😉 HAVE FUN!