Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. It comes with no surprise that his methods for time management have been studied by many.
He creates for us a divide between two categories – urgent tasks, and important tasks.
Urgent tasks are things that you feel like you need to react to. Emails, phone calls, texts, "the news". Meanwhile, important tasks are things that contribute to our long-term goals.
Said another way, urgent things often distract us from important things. They attempt to pull the veil over our eyes and seem like the things we should be doing right now.
If we can cut the fluff – the wasted minutes – and apply those towards what actually moves us forward… we’re in for a great ride. The opposite is also true. If we get caught up in only the urgent tasks, we can go through a whole day, busy-as-ever, and feel like we got nothing done by its end.
Let’s take note of what we do today with a critical eye. Let’s cut the fluff.
30 Dumbbell Power Snatches
30 Goblet Squats
Equipment Free version
3 Rounds For Time:
50 Air Squats
PVC Pass Throughs
PVC Lat Stretch
PVC Overhead Squats
V-Ups with PVC
5 Good Mornings
5 Back Squats
5 Elbow Rotations
5 Strict Press & Reach
5 Romanian Deadlifts
5 Front Squats
TEACHING (12:00 – 20:00)
DOUBLE UNDERS & TOES TO BAR – Right Variation
HANG SQUAT SNATCHES – Break It Down
1. Hang Power Snatch: Receive the Bar with Hips Back
2. Overhead Squat: Continuous Punch Up with the Upper Body
3. Hang Power Snatch + Overhead Squat: Hips Back + Punch Up
4. Hang Squat Snatch: Put it All Together
4 Hang Power Snatches
4 Pausing Overhead Squats
4 Hang Power Snatch + Overhead Squat
4 Hang Squat Snatches
1 Hang Power Snatch
1 Overhead Squat
1 Hang Squat Snatch
60 Double Unders
20 Toes to Bar
10 Hang Power Snatch (115/85)
OPEN(RX+): Hang Squat Snatch (135/95)
• Grip will likely be a major factor over the course of the 15 minutes today
• Let’s go purposefully slow and conservative on the first round, using it as our "feel out round"
• Break up each movement more than you think you need to early on
• This will give you a good idea of what pace and break-up plan you can sustain for the entire workout
• It is better to start slow and speed up than it is to start fast and slow down
90 Single Unders
20 Hanging Knee Raises
10 Hang Power Snatch (45/35)
Run/Row/Bike 800m at 85% aerobic pace
Bike distance = 1.24 miles
• Lowering sets this week but increasing distance