The best way to get one-on-one time with the coaches at my
gym box is to finish last. I like to think it’s because the coaches are admiring my determination and fortitude, but I’m pretty sure it’s only because they’re worried Imma hurt myself.
My box appears to have some rhyme and reason to its programming, and part of that is testing. How much can you lift? How fast can you get through this benchmark
metcon workout? How far do you have to scale the workouts to complete them under the time cap? How much have you improved since the last time you tested? I’m happy to be done with benchmark week. I could do the last two workouts in the progression this weekend, but I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend snuggled up with my family and my Arabic flashcards.
This week I’ve discovered that I can deadlift a decent amount for a novice. I still can’t do a single goddamned pushup. And I infinitely prefer ring rows to rope raises.
Also, I have completed zero benchmark workouts under the time cap. Bless the coaches’ hearts, they let me finish anyway.