courage in pain or adversity.

“she endured her illness with great fortitude”

synonyms: courage, bravery, endurance, resilience, mettle, moral fiber, strength of mind, strength of character, strong-mindedness, backbone, spirit, grit, true grit, doughtiness, steadfastness; informal guts.

Figured the definition would do the job but then I read all the synonyms and thought they were significant too.

Going to have to bring a lot of this today to endure back to back AMRAPS.

Monday’s are hard, getting over the holidays is hard, waking up early is hard, getting to the gym is hard, your workouts are hard. We know.

You are tough.

Give yourself some credit when you work hard, just keep it consistent. In your life, in your work, in your family and relationships and also in the gym keep working hard consistently and get the results you deserve.

AMRAPS always suck because if you understand the point of an amrap you understand that you’re going to get uncomfortable at some point if you do what you’re supposed to do and that is to exhaust yourself with everything you have for 7 minutes….twice.

That magical 3 minute break can do wonders though! Focused breathing, small sips of water if you need it, walking around forcing recovery and controlling yourself. Relax and calm your breathing. You’ve got more in you than you think, try not to collapse to the ground or go straight to sitting after the first amrap, help your body ease into slower breathing and not just dead stop and gasp for huge breaths on your back. Close your eyes put your hands on your head or your hips and slow down your breathing, it’ll come back to you in plenty of time to get to your wall ball.

Back to work.


Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
7 minute AMRAP

10 KB Swings 53/35
5 Burpee Box Jumps 24/20

Rest 3 minutes

7 minute AMRAP

10 Wall Balls 20/14
20 Double unders

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
Wall Balls and double unders