When it comes to most barbell clubs, they tend to be small in number. The usual barbell club is sub 30 members; there are some outlier clubs out there with huge membership bases and some with sub 10 people.

I think I can speak for most coaches when I say that I love the atmosphere of the big classes and yet I enjoy the dynamic between an athlete and myself in a 1-on-1.

The main point here is the atmosphere is what we make it. Whether it’s a 1-on-1 or 20+ people sharing platforms, we make the atmosphere.

I mean that there is no magic volume of music to make a good lifting session. No crowd of people will make you lift better.

In my opinion, it is the training partners and the coach that make the environment so good.

The coach and partners have to be present and in the moment.

The training partners know the struggle against the bar and can relate to the struggle you’re in. They should be cheering for you, just as you need to cheer for them; this is a two way street.

As I coach, I’m giving to you what I know and have experienced in order to make you a better weightlifter, I expect a good amount of effort to be put in in return.

What it comes down to is being a good friend. What would you do for your best friend? You would support them with what the task at hand is, a producer.

CrossFit and weightlifting alike, we have such a tight bond with each other because we have shared the struggle of a WOD or lift together. Isn’t that what makes relationships so meaningful, shared suffering/experiences?

Weightlifters can thrive on this successful environment and soak it up, and not give back to it. They rely on others for motivation when they themselves give nothing to others, the consumer.

Atmosphere is what makes training sessions so fun and productive. Support and competition are what drives success.

Now ask yourself, are you a producer or consumer?

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12/11/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODHow do you keep your mindset positive during your workout?Warm-up3 min. Cardio (Zone 1) + AMRAPx7 10 Push up 15 Air squats 20 Abmat crunch + 1:00 each up dog down dog childs pose + 1:00/each 90/90 doorway...

12/10/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODIf you were a monster in Monsters Inc., what would you look like?Warm-upAMRAP x 8 (Zone 1) 20 Shoulder Circles each direction 20 Linear Line Hops 20 Lateral Line Hops 10/arm SA RKB @ 35/26# + 1:00 Updog 1:00/side...

12/09/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODWhat's the best form of motivation for you?Warm-up3 sets: 20 Band Pull Apart 10 Air Squat 10/direction X-band Walks :10 Top Ring Support :10 Bottom Ring Support + 1:00 Both Arms Banded SH Ext 1:00/side Box Hamstring...

12/08/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODIn honor of Our Marine today, Staff SGT Daniel Hansen, who was killed on Valentines Day 2009, what is your Favorite love song?Warm-upDynamic 8:00 + 1:00/side Scorpion 90/90 Doorway + 1:00 updogHansen (Time)5 Rounds...

12/07/19

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODWhich leftovers did you most enjoy after thanksgiving?Warm-up (No Measure)2 Rnds 10 Jumping squats 10 WB 10 Sit ups PS keep this equipment...You need it for the WOD 1 Min each Banded child's pose pike pose/banded if...

12/6/19

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQOD#BSFWarm-up (No Measure)15-12-9 pass throughs push ups dragon flags slam balls + 1min/side: lizard post shoulder openerRope Climbs (x4)x4 3 box rope foot holds - can lift off box 2 jump to J-hook 1 legless rope climb...

12/5/19

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODInspirational quote that has stuck with you?Warm-up (No Measure)50 SU + x3 10 goblet squats 26/18 5/arm kb high pull 5/arm kb push press + 50 SU + 1min/side: pigeon banded OH stretchSnatch (x5 climbing)x5 3 Pendlay...

12/04/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODDo you use supplements? (Protein, whey, casein, aminos, etc..)Warm-up30-20-10 Scap pull up Scap push up Hollow hold (in seconds) Arch hold (in seconds) Walking lunges + 1:00/side banded lat distraction tricep wall...

12/03/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODDo you use caffeine (coffee, preworkout, etc.) Why and when?Warm-upAMRAP x 3 each: - Front Scale Leg Lifts (alternate legs) - Back Scale Hinges (alternate legs) - AKB (light KB) - Zone 1 Monostructural + 1:00/side...

12/02/2019

FrictionCrossFit - CrossFitView Public WhiteboardQODFavorite hot beverage for those cold fall/winter days?Warm-upAMRAPx6 4 Kang squats (35/26#) 6/side KB row 8/side KB Push Press + 1:00 Frog Stretch w/ hands behind shoulder (front rack emphasis) 1:00/side Box...

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