Miguel looks great with his shirt off. He actually used to be a bit on the heavy side, so before we knock him we have to give him props. He’s come a long way.
With the PVC pipe we drilled snatches, jerks, and presses. And we reinforced the need for a tight core (suck in and flex to protect your spine and create tension).
Our final workout we did side by side, together: 100 burpees for time.
At around rep 23 Miguel started fussing. The kind of fussing you wouldn’t expect from a guy this big and this strong.
While body building can be extremely challenging and ultimately rewarding, Crossfit and Gym Jones put a premium on horsepower and performance. An aesthetically pleasing appearance isn’t the ultimate goal, but merely a consequence of becoming more fit.
Miguel can bench a lot. But when we added the stressor of endless reps and limited time, he expressed his mental and metabolic weakness rather than his strength. Being big doesn’t necessarily mean being fit.
This can be easily remedied. Miguel has an open mind and a relentless work ethic. We know he is willing to suffer, and therefore, improve.