I can’t do double unders, or rope climbs, or pullups or muscle ups.
I can’t finish that mile without walking or row without resting.
I can’t do that weight prescribed or hit the target with that medicine ball.
It is a pretty debilitating phrase.
It’s a cop out. An excuse. A reason to give in earlier, a reason to turn away, a reason to scale back to your comfort zone.
You can’t now. Maybe you won’t this year. But what about ever?
It won’t just fall into your lap. That’s not how this works.
It doesn’t come if you just practice it – you have to believe it, dream it, breathe it, want it.
You have to go out there and get it.
Take it. Rip it from the hands of the universe.
Watch videos and read blogs on how to do double unders.
Whip yourself silly. Not for a week, or a month – but for however long it takes to get them. You can get them – it just might take a while.
Ask your friends how they got their muscle ups. Try their techniques, work their drills. If it doesn’t work, ask someone else. You can do it – it just might take more work than you initially thought.
Get yourself 100 feet further on the mile before you start walking. 100 feet of totally brutal gut wrenching steps. 100 feet closer to getting it done.
You can finish – it just might be more gut wrenching than you can bear today – but tomorrow is another chance, a stronger start.
You can, the real question is this.
If you really want it, are you willing to pay the price?
Pull Ups/Ring Dips
In as few tabata rounds as possible complete:
50 Box Jumps (24/30)
40 Toes To Bar
30 BB OH Walking Lunge Steps (35/45)
20 BB Thrusters (35/45)
10 Pull Ups
Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
– Samuel Johnson