September 10, 2018


Good Monday Morning!

This morning:

Boat Race

Row 500

Run 400

Rest 3 minutes between rounds

x3 rounds for total time


Warm up Back Squat getting ready for Density work 

Every minute on the minute

2 reps at 85% 1RM x 8

Thanks to Ethan Reeve for helping me with Density Training

Ill leave you with this from Ben Bergeron today.  This is a great thing to think about on a Monday morning and ground yourself in this concept for the week.  It really is the difference between positive and negative.  Many people do not understand that there is a difference between these two extremes, and it took me a long time to understand it as well.  However, upon the realization that there is a difference and that you can choose the way that you think about everything in life, my life changed radically and substantially.  

In the following piece, Ben Bergeron, coach of Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir as well as author of the excellent book Chasing Excellence, explains how this concept can be applied to jealousy in competition in the gym, in life, in business, or elsewhere.  Check it out:


“Iron Sharpens Iron”

Jealousy is a challenging topic to talk about.
There’s two mindsets that we can speak to here – “Zero Sum”, and “Non Zero Sum”.

The  “Zero-Sum” mindset is when one looks at others who have accomplished “X” and thinks: Why them? Why isn’t it me? 

The other mindset, “Non-Zero Sum”, looks at those same people and accomplishments, but has a different approach: If they can do it, so can I.

It is most challenging in those who we compete against.
But even our fiercest competitors are friends of ours. 
Iron sharpens iron, and their accomplishments inspire our accomplishments.

One is jealousy (if you win, I lose), and one is inspiration.
Both are very, very powerful. Both, in different directions.
Let’s choose to be inspired.

How do you think on a regular basis?  Are you a Zero Sum or Non-Zero Sum?  Consider your language, both spoken and unspoken this week and see if you tend to be positive or negative.  Pay close attention to your language all week.