20150505 – Wednesday

MOBILITY – glute lax ball on wall smash

MINDFULNESS – consider the scientist’s approach to failure!


Today’s mobility work is a new favorite technique to open up the tissues in the glute.

Use the wall, your body, and your lack of dignity while doing mobility to work some of those big broad knots in your posterior chain.

Not a mobilization to do in public with strangers, but definitely good to do at home while catching up on TV!

Contrast this with the seated/figure four glute smash and floss on the floor


Today’s mindfulness work is to consider the scientist’s approach to failure.

Each action or experiment is a data point. Each point is useful– failures tell you what does not work, successes tell you where to keep going. You need both.

Utilizing a failure as a data point means that a failure is not a waste of time.

A missed lift is only a true failure when we learn nothing from it. A missed opportunity is only truly missed when we don’t understand the flaws in our reasoning after the fact.

Use failure, but don’t allow yourself to be defined by a single failure.

In much the same way– just because you succeed once does not make you a success. It is a process that is built over time and earned with sweat. There’s a saying that you work ten years to become an overnight success.

Use all of your experiences to grow, and you’ll be on the path to success. Disconnect your worth from the outcomes, learn to love the grind and the process.

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