Quality Over Quantity

Via Tabatatimes.com

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“I just left the gym, wrote my score on the board, and had an overwhelming desire to write an explanation next to my name. I’m not sure if anyone else feels this way, or if it is just one of my compulsions as a writer. I definitely feel the need to over explain a lot of things; however, I find this need to explain my workout to the masses is frequent. You see, I am far from the fastest in the box. I’m far from the strongest as well. As I have explained before, I am perfectly average. Honestly, I have no problem with this. It probably doesn’t seem like it with what I’m writing, but I promise that’s the case.

Here’s the situation: I walked out of the gym having completed the benchmark Cindy. For those unfamiliar, the workout is a 20 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) consisting of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and 15 squats. My score was not that impressive. It was decent, but nothing to write home about. The explanation comes in to play in the fact that while my rounds were not high, my reps were very good. I can’t call them perfect as I did not have a standards judge, but they were very close. Now, I’m not saying this to get applause, but it got me thinking. I looked through my old Cindy scores to see. I have had a much higher score before, but I know for sure that this time I had better reps. Yes, I was slower, but this time I was definitely better. So how many times has this happened before? How many times are we posting super fast scores, with super questionable movements?” Continued…

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