08 August, 2011

The Weight

Every so often the gravity of situations settles upon us and we realize the moments that we are in as they occurring. This seems as though I am pointing out the obvious, but what I am hinting at is a little deeper. What is it that separates the good from the extraordinary? Besides the talent and hard work, I believe it is the recognition of what is taking place and the ability to line up within that rhythm or flow and maximize the situation. Athletes talk all the time about being in "the zone", a place where things seem to slow down and everything seems clearer than any other time. While these may sound like outrageous claims, for those who have experienced it this is both mystical and not simultaneously. Wayne Gretzky was quoted, when asked what made him the greatest hockey player of all time, as saying "A good hockey player plays where the puck is, A great one plays where the puck is going to be. I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been." Understanding the weight of such a simple statement and living this way will no doubt drastically affect the results of anything you do in life, including training for and playing roller derby. Just something to think about!



5 min warm up
3x 20 pushups
3x 20 lunge to overhead presses
3x 20 squat jumps
3x 20 bent flys rows
3x 20 45 degree burpees (total)
3x 20 quadruped
2x 25 neg. crunches
2x 20 floor bridges
5 min cool down

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