One week left to work on your goat!

Workout of the day for Monday 06/25/12:

Clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

WOD Demo with Aja Barto – video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

2, 3, or 4 Rounds:
Run 800M, Rest 90 seconds

*Open Gym this week with Camille: Monday 5am. Thursday 6am.

How is your goat work going?

We set a goal at the beginning of the month to work on one strength or skill every day for the entire month. Have you been working on it? Have you crushed your goal? We have one week left to keep improving before we retest at the beginning of July.

I love the feedback from numerous people telling me how they’ve gone from being able to do 1 Toes-2-Bar to 12 (Alex!), from 1 double under to 14 (Nathan!), from a few pushups on a bar to several, from a thick band to a thinner band, etc. It is amazing what you can do when you set a goal, focus, and chase after what you want.

What is a goat?

It is possible that we get the term goat from the phrase “get your goat.” This phrase signifies making someone angry and purportedly came about when farmers would place goats with their race horses to keep them calm. Other ranchers would steal the goat so the race horse would perform badly on race day. So if someone gets your goat they make you angry. When your worst movement comes up in a workout it makes you angry. So crush your goat so that when it comes up in the workout you will balk at the ease with which you will crush it.

Post to comments: How was your weekend / tell me your goat success stories so far from June.

Comments 2

  1. Goat work is going pretty well! As much as I dislike double-unders, it’s nice to be able to lace more than one together!!

    Also, my false grip is coming along nicely and I’m feeling much stronger on ring dips! Muscle-up, here I come!

  2. Nice Chris! How many can you get in a row now? and/Or how many can you get in 2:00? Good work on the ring dips! Now to work on chest to bar pullups in that false grip.

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