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Community Updates April 2, 2018


Drew's Words of Wisdom...

Today's Vision come from CompTrain Coach Harry Palley. His words of wisdom here ring true.

"The Open can leave us feeling a bit hollow.

No matter how much we improved from last year, we struggle to feel satisfied. If we met our goal during a workout, we immediately wish we had pushed a little bit harder. When we hit a new PR, we immediately raise the bar for the next one. No matter how much we improved from last year, we wish our final placing on the leaderboard was a little bit higher.

As we reflect on this year’s Open, it’s important to remember that happiness does not lie on the other side of achievement. Achievement is fleeting—as soon as we hit a new milestone, we set our sights on the next one.

Excitement comes from achievement. Fulfillment comes from the journey that got you there.

We’re never going to reach a place where we sit back with our hands behind our head, completely content with who we are as athletes and people. As Ryan Holiday writes in The Obstacle Is The Way, “One does not overcome an obstacle to enter the land of no obstacles.” No matter how much we improve, there will always be room to grow. There will always be more obstacles, bigger challenges. We’re always fighting uphill.

Many of us did not accomplish our goal of making to Regionals or advancing to the Masters or Teen qualifier. Does this mean we failed?

No.

If we did our best, if we put in the work, if we developed as an athlete and improved as a competitor, we haven’t failed. Not even close."

We are better than last year by far. Enjoy how far you have come, but get excited for how much further you get to go! DREW

In case you missed it, here's Drew's latest TACO - Teaching Athletes to Conquer Obstacles Video -

A new TACO Drew's day post is released each Tuesday.

COMMUNITY

Welcome to the Fit Fam Heather, Pete, Darby, Christina, Debbie, and Savannah!

This week's athlete spotlight - HPA OG - Adele!

First Saturday Friend Fest! THIS SATURDAY

It's Strongman Saturday AND First Saturday Friend Fest. Regular class (no friends) at 7:30 and then all the friends at 9am! Friends must arrive 10 minutes before the start time to participate. Remember you are their host - so make sure to introduce them to the coaches and other athletes. Here is the sharable event page with more details.

Rise Of The Masters - https://www.facebook.com/events/169288820501691/

Is happening at Crossfit Boro on April 14th. We already have a handful of athletes registered. The divisions are ages 40-47 and 47+, both Rx and Scaled. We'd love to see ALL our athletes participate or be there showing support. There will only be one class at 7:30 that day.

Whole Life Challenge - Workplace Edition, APRIL 14th

Individual athletes can still jump in and do the preliminaries on Friday April 13th at 6pm.

Want to get your workplace involved? Teams must be finalized by this Wednesday. Contact Jen for more details.

Link to register: http://www.whole.lc/wlc1804/pt/hpa

April 14th - 7:30 am class only

HPA will closed on Saturday April 14th after the 7:30am class, as we are teaching a CEU course for High School and College Sport Coaches. The course will focus an safely teaching and programming basic strength and conditioning movements for student athletes. If you have a child that plays sports and goes into the weight room at school, please let their coach know about this opportunity. For more details visit here.

April 21st - Gym Improvement Day

Calling all handy dandy souls! Our semi-annual gym improvement day will be held on Saturday April 21st after the 7:30am class. (No classes the rest of the day.) The more hands the better! So bring your building, cutting, painting, nailing skills (or lack there of) and have some fun with the HPA fam putting functional fitness to work. Lunch provided :)

Memorial Day Murph!

Save the date for Monday May 28th for our annual salute to our heroes. You can complete the workout scaled or Rx, or weighted up, as an individual or as a team of 2. There will be two times - 7:00 am and 9:00 am.

TRAINING

Welcome to gainz season- week 2.

Monday is all about that squat 5RM. After we will do a fun WOD of running and HS walks.

Tuesday is Strict press 5RM, then a fast and furious Lunge, Box Jump, TTB triplet.

Wednesday is Deadlift 5RM with a bodyweight partner relay pull-ups, air squats, and running shuttle

Thursday we will focus on some new agility drills then another partner workout designed as a kettlebell chipper with push press, cleans, farmers carries and sit-ups.

Friday we will heavy power snatch followed by some double under practice and wall balls.

Saturday- is our first strongman saturday and bring a friend day. Should be a blast to bring new people.

SPRING CLEANING EQUIPMENT SALE -

Thank you for everyone that supported the sale! The Jerk blocks are still available as well as a few mats. If you know anyone interested in the blocks please spread the word!

CALENDAR

Saturday 4/7 - First Saturday Friend Fest at 9am!

Friday 4/13 - Whole Life Challenge - workplace edition kickoff and prelim. Time TBD.

Saturday 4/14 - Rise of the Masters at Crossfit Boro. One 7:30 am class only.

Saturday 4/14 - Coaching Principles Workshop - no 9am class

Saturday 4/21st - Semi-annual Gym Improvement Day. Class at 7:30 am only, then bring whatever building, cleaning, painting, or organizing skills you have and enjoy lunch on us.

Monday May 28th - Memorial Day Murph at 7:00am and 9:00am

BUIYATAOO!

(Believe Unconditionally In Yourself And The Ability Of Others)

HPA COACHES

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