Monday 160801

Back Squat 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1

Then 3 rounds for quality of:
10 alternating back rack step ups 24″(20″) with 30% – 40% of todays 1 rep

Post Results to BTWB

Garrett working hard to get into a good overhead position.

Garrett working hard to get into a good overhead position.


















What defines your success?

I had the opportunity last week to have an enlightening conversation with one of the members at Verve. We got to talk about training, nutrition and life. Something that came up was how people define success. I think it important to understand that people have different interests and hobbies and within each one of their special niches, there is a way to find success.

However, during this conversation he brought up a very special point about success. Yes, you can be successful in your different avenues and facets of your life, which is awesome. However, are you truly successful if you haven’t found success in all avenues of your life?

Where this conversation is going is balance. Yes, you can have a job that makes you six figures and an amazing family, however if you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror, have you found success? Yes, you can have a six-pack of abs, but no meaningful relationships and people in your life, have you found success? You can flip the script and change the scenario, but I hope you are picking up what I am putting down.

In order to be successful you must find balance. How can you find balance? Set aside time each day to make yourself a priority. Use this time to work on something that you would like to work of your own enjoyment. Know what your priorities are. Stop spending your time on things you truly do not care about. Create an efficient mindset. Work to get organized and plan ahead. Maintain a positive attitude. Everything you do is a choice. You have the power to choose the way you feel, always find the positive.



  1. Ali :

    Great post!

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