Burpees: Most people really don’t like Burpees. Moving your body through a long range of motion by throwing yourself to the ground, push up, stand up and then jump in the air while clapping your hands overhead sounds like fun (if you’re a toddler) but many people despise them.
This is the exact reason why we do what we do. Imagine coming in to train and not ever doing anything that really challenges you. We do Burpees (and other devious exercises) to push people past their limits, get them out of their comfort zone. Everyone has a threshold they attempt to push when training. Our goal is to (providing form is safe and acceptable) push people further past their threshold of uncomfortableness. I am pretty sure that is a word but if you have been staggering to pick up a barbell, d-ball or kettlebell while your heart is pounding and you are breathing like you are at an altitude of 5000 ft to eke out 1 or 2 more reps then you know what I am talking about.
If you have weakness then by all means work on them and you will see improvement. “We strengthen your strengths and improve your weaknesses for the goal of better overall fitness.” All you have to do is walk in the door…
Monday’s WOD Classes did an excellent job tackling a tough workout.