Find it in more than just in your range of motion, find it in every movement and every moment.
Strive for perfection in the way you roll out before the WOD, in the way the foam roller and lacrosse ball can impart the most pain.
Strive for it in the way you warmup. Do your inch worms right, actually stretch in the world’s greatest and sprint when they say sprint.
Strive for it in the way you lift. In your setup, in your pull from the ground, in your shrug. Strive for it in your speed and depth.
Strive for it in your squat. Don’t just take depth as good enough. Work for the perfect squat, work to get your knees out, your heels back, your chest up. Work for stability the whole way down, and the whole way up.
Strive for it in your pullups; perfect your kip after class, day after day. Don’t be happy with your chin over the bar when you are flailing around, just getting the ROM because of sheer luck.
Strive for it in your breath control, in your strategy to attack the WOD, in your mid-WOD recovery rest, in your mental game.
Don’t settle for range of motion.
Sure, range of motion is essential, important and expected.
But it only looks at a single moment in time, at a single snapshot of the movement at the beginning or end, ROM doesn’t really care how you get there.
But how you get through each rep matters.
Strive for perfection every day. Choose to be slower today but stronger tomorrow.
Every 3 minutes for 12 minutes
1 Back Squat
Clean & Jerk (65/95)
Row for Calories
We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?
– Bud Wilkinson