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3/4 “Hydra”

Posted on March 4th, 2013 by Sara No Comments

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

In ancient Greek mythology, the Hydra was a serpant-like beast that lived in swamps outside of a major metropolitan area. The hydra was dangerous & nearly invincible. If someone tried to cut one of its nine heads off, two more would grow in its place. The more opponents would try to strike down the beast, the stronger it became.

The same can be said for those who compete every day. Life can flat out knock us down at times. Opponents beat us. Goals seem almost unreachable at times. And no matter how hard we struggle, brick wall after brick wall appear in our path. These challenges and obstacles are not put there to break you but to build you. Each conquered obstacle strengthens your resolve for future obstacles. Just as your body grows stronger by breaking down muscles through working out, your spirit grows by overcoming adversity. Way to go BCF! Keep overcoming your adversities and moving toward your goals!

Also, we’ve been doing a lot movements that involve the wrists. If you’re experiencing any pain or lack of mobility, check out this video!

Strength: 5 attempts to establish 1RM of barbell complex

1 Clean
3 Front Squats
1 Jerk
3 Back Squats
1 Behind the Neck Jerk

Note: All reps must be completed unbroken. The bar may only rest in the front or back rack position. After completing the first Jerk, the bar should be lowered to the back rack to continue. The bar may be dropped from overhead after the final BtN Jerk. Rest as needed.

WOD: 

AMRAP 15 of

20 burpees

20 knees to elbow

20 KB Swings(35/55)

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