The Butcher

The noon crew.

The noon crew.

The 6pm crew.

The 6pm crew.

Nancy

Nancy

Rachel

Rachel

There is an old Taoist fable attributed to Chuang Tzu that I particularly like.  It is about a butcher who never has to sharpen his knife. Whenever this butcher cut up a cow or goat or other animal, he naturally found the empty spaces in the joints and slid his knife through them, never encountering resistance.  Thus, the knife never became dull.

Think about doing the snatch, clean, or jerk.  There are times (too rarely, if you are anything like me) when the bar just seems to elevate itself and your body receives the weight almost lightly.  You elevated the bar and found that perfect moment to drop under it so that the weight never had a chance to fall.  When you then stand tall with the weight, it’s almost like you never encountered any resistance.

I think the butcher would understand.

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Workout:

10 Rounds

2 Squat Cleans

2 Hang Power Cleans

2 Jerks

40m Sprint

Guys, shoot for 135-155#.  Dolls, try for 85-105#.

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