Do you ever retest a workout at the end of a cycle and expect completely difference results than what you get?

There are have been cycles where I swore I was gonna get a monster PR, and I ended up getting very, very far from a big PR. Literally, in Cycle 18, for the long Wednesday workout, I got the same exact score to the second. I bobbed into class that day like a hyped boxer pre-fight, like I was about to whoop that workout’s ass – with all my superior nasal breathing and positive self talk — and nope. I tied my score To. The. Second. I was like what the hell.

But this cycle, I came into the box-squat retest shrugging with a whatevs attitude. Then I started lifting and realized I felt pretty good. And then I PR’ed the squat by 13lbs. So, you never know. Sometimes your attitude matches how well your body is adapting, and sometimes it doesn’t. If you’re showing up consistently, you are adapting — believe that, know that — but depending on all the other factors in your life, you may not always PR. Just keep showing up, and ABA, y’all.

We’re starting to cook up the test workouts for Cycle 20, which starts in 2 weeks! So until then, enjoy Fun Weeks.

Friday’s Workout
Retest Week

5 Rounds for Fewest Breaks:
4 Toes-to-Bar
3 Pull-ups
2 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
1 Bar Muscle-up

Saturday’s Workout


But remember …Coach Hackleman will coach a self-defense, MMA style class at 10am. Come through!

Monday’s Workout
Mental Toughness – Fun Week!

50 Pull Ups
400m Run
21 Thrusters (95/65)
800m Run
21 Thrusters
400m Run
50 Pull Ups


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