Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00
Written by Rosario Rios Aguilar on 11 May 2015.

"Great minds have PURPOSE, little minds have WISHES. "

This week and each day of your life should have a purpose. Yes it might sound cliche and you might hear it quite a while, but it honestly takes some thought and time to understand the why? in your life whether is training, work, relationships and life in general. Now, once you find that purpose, it will change, evolve and strengthen overtime. I encourage every single one of you to ask yourself the following questions...

How do you see yourself in 1 month?
How do you see yourself in 1 year?
How do you see yourself in 5 years?

These questions and many others can apply to training. The image you might have for yourself in a month compared to 5 years can be blurry at times and very sharp other times. But having an idea of how you want your life to be in the future can be helpful on how you handle and choose to live your present. What you do today will be the foundation of tomorrow's success or challenges. It will take time to get to where you want to be but it will happen with hard work, dedication and consistency. I encourage you all to have goals when you come in regardless of how hard it can get at times. You keep striving and encouraging each other because at the end of the day, every single person at DRS started with very basic movements and strengths. Now as we see you all progress, mastering those basic movements and being rooted is the key to stay motivated and hungry for the next progression.

There are a lot of progressions and a lot of movements that require skill, time, practice and mobility. The purpose of each day allows you to work on various movements which promotes the ability to practice them, for an overall great physique and unmatched engine. This week is the preparation before we max out for the next couple of weeks. For most of you that have been diligent and have put in the work, you will see your personal numbers go up. We will be preparing your nervous system to hit heavy numbers next week and to test you on certain metcons. For you that read this blog and think "oh oh, this week is going to be max out week means heavy only, I don't know if I should go.." I have to say that if you have not been here consistently doesn't mean you don't show up this and next week. It means that you should come and see where you are in terms of strength and other physical skills. We do not only focus on strength because we would only be pieces of blocks walking around haha compared to an overall agile athlete. Everyone should feel ready for anything that is thrown your way during the next two weeks and the beauty of things is that no matter how ready you can be, there is always room for improvement. ALWAYS. So don't leave it up to "oh ill start coming more often for the next cycle", because part of the programming is when you think you have it all figured out, there will be challenges in order for more growth ;) haha


-Just in case you were wondering how we pick the top scores..Overall performance, percentages, quality of movement and reps. WE are all about seeing the overall athlete not just a number =)

Have fun this week and get plenty of rest. ( which btw everyone should be doing both all the time haha). It will be important to try and hit those high percentages this week to prepare for the heavy loads next week :) I am very excited for the new lifts I will be testing you on :) Including Hang Squat Clean and Push Jerk!!
Stay strong,
DRS Strong
Coach Rosario


"Have a target goal and don't derive from it until it's achieved" -mexican Katniss hahaha