• THUR: What Happens When We No Longer Love the Game?

THUR: What Happens When We Stop Loving the Game?

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

THUR: What Happens When We Stop Loving the Game?

At first, you love the game and how it’s played. You love the routine. You love the process and how it yields dramatic results. Then, over time, like any stimulus, the effect it produces gradually begins to slow and the routine that we once fell in love with begins to slowly shift to grueling work we resent.

Where Sunday meal prepping which was once your weekly guarantee for upcoming success is now a lengthy process that you dread. Where waking up at 5:20 to train transforms from exhilarating rush to tiresome grind. Where the thing you couldn’t wait to do after a long day of work changes from hitting the gym to hitting the couch.

It happens to absolutely everyone. What do we do when it happens to us?

Unfortunately, I have no real answer for that and it’s something that I personally struggle with now and again, as well. I think that it’s very rare that a person is so in love with the process that they have a never ending supply of personal motivation to always be on top of their shit.

For me, the solution for when I am no longer as in love with the process as I once was, is to be able to separate what I view as “motivational want” versus “indispensable need.”

A motivational want is typically tied to a quantifiable outcome. I want to lose five pounds around my midsection. I want to hit a ten pound clean PR. I want to add three pull-ups onto my total or shave eight seconds off of my 1000m row. These are wants that must be fueled by motivation, but but they are not what I call a need for the happiness of my life.

An indispensable need is something that by definition, I cannot do without. For starters, our and my fundamental need to combat modern work sitting with getting up and moving. Then, for me personally it’s the need to know that I am strong and capable for what needs my life might produce. Finally, it’s the feeling of being in shape. I operate at my highest level when I feel good, and when I feel that I look good. No shame in my saying that.

It’s very easy to fall out of love with the game when our behaviors are always driven by motivational wants. Our behavior tends to be very hot for a while, and then it cools off based on when tangible goals begin to slow. However, it’s very easy to establish a less volatile emotional connection and behavioral pattern with fitness when we become more driven by indispensable need.

Both are healthy to have, but I personally believe that only one nets lifelong fitness.


Thursday, 2.22.18

First, for Structure.
8/s KB Bulgarian Split Squat
12 DB Floor Press
8 Paused Ring Rows
20 minutes to complete 4 rounds

Then, for Conditioning.
8 Squatting Waves
60 Mountain Climbers
3/s Heavy Goblet Curtsy Lunges
5/s KB Archer Rows
100m Run
(x14 Min)

  • WED: Today is Body Weight, Deal With It

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February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

WED: Today is Body Weight, Whatcha Gonna Do?
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  • TUES: Jerk Academy - This Sunday

TUE: Jerk Academy – This Sunday!

February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

TUE: Jerk Academy – This Sunday!
Join Performance360 Head Coach, competitive weightlifter, and Level 2 USA Weight coach Julianne Russell, as she spends 90 minutes coaching the Jerk.
Sunday, February 25th. 
P360 Crown Point
$20 for Members, $30 for Non-Members

Athletes will develop a better understanding of overhead positioning, technique to improve the speed and […]

  • MON: Performance360 Set to Open in Ocean Beach

MON: Performance360 Ocean Beach Set to Open this April!

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

MON: Performance360 Ocean Beach Set to Open this April!
In case you missed the news on Friday, we are incredibly excited to announce Performance360 OB is coming to you April 1. We have many details to establish and physical work to be done to ensure that it becomes the place of […]

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This Week’s Training 2/19 – 2/25

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FRI: Even Einstein Wasn’t Self Made

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

FRI: Even Einstein Wasn’t Self Made
When Albert Einstein was a child, his mentor Max Talmey would have lunch with Albert every week where the two of them would read and discuss new books about science. This laid the foundation for Einstein’s curiosity and brilliant mind, and some say without the […]

  • THUR: Are You Not Entertained?

THURS: Are You Not Entertained?

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

THURS: Are You Not Entertained?
We want to have fun in life wherever possible, right? Life laugh love? #Blessed? No one wants to be a stick in the mud in life, but, there are certainly varying degrees of fun, and some places where fun is not among the priorities, wouldn’t you […]

  • WED: You're Wielding a Double Edged Sword

WED: You’re Wielding a Double Edged Sword

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

WED: You’re Wielding a Double Edged Sword
Everyday you come to the gym, you are wielding a sword.

On one side, we have a blade that will yield development, the adaptations our bodies make. We get leaner, stronger, bigger, faster, better. We burn fat, improve our athletic ability, and strengthen muscle. On the […]

  • TUES: "3131", What's in a Number?

TUES: “3131”, What’s in a Number?

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

TUES: “3131”, What’s in a Number?
“It’s boring, but it’s my life.”
-Ron Burgundy

Ron might as well have been discussing tempo work, and not bicep curls, since there’s nothing very exciting at all about purposely taking forever on a movement.

You might recall that last year we wrote a detailed article about tempo […]

  • MON: Is Balance a Lie?

MON: Is Balance a Lie?

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

MON: Is Balance a Lie?
We are all told that the key to long-term results is balance. I tell people that. I employ that approach myself, and I often suggest that others do the same. But is balance really, when it comes down to it, the best approach for results?

Is balancing […]

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This Week’s Training 2/12 – 2/18

February 10th, 2018|0 Comments