I wont have internet tonight, so wanted to make sure I got this up while I had the chance. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we are going to give the legs a break and have some fun in teams of two with some gymnastics elements. Number of rounds in 20 minutes: 12 rolling medball situps (partners sit 5 feet away from each other with legs straight out in the splits. One partner takes the medball and touches it behind their head throwing it from the ground while doing a situp. When the other partner receives the ball they then touch it behind their head and throw it from the ground while doing a situp. This process is repeated until each partner does 12 situps. 9 Medball Sprawl Balls (one partner drops to the ground doing almost like a burpee but instead of doing a pushup dropping your chest on the medball with your feet kicking back into a plank position, then stand up with the ball and do a chest pass to your partner who will still be standing 5 feet away. Repeat the process until each partner has done 9 Sprawl Balls) 6 Partner handstand pushups (three each partner-assistance is allowed-ask the coach how to spot a handstand pushup if you are unsure). 3 Partner Pistols (stand facing your partner off centered. Right hand of one partner holds the right hand of the other partner and use each other as counter balance to do a pistol-you will both be doing the pistol at the same time. Do three on one side and then switch sides and do three on the other side.) and for your reading pleasure today, a few of my favorite quotes: I view the self-directed athlete like I do a doctor who prescribes his own medications. He has an idiot for a coach and a fool for an athlete. Good planning and direction by an experienced coach is essential for success. A quality coach should be able to get an athlete to higher levels of performance more effectively and safer than he can on his own. (From Selecting the Proper Tools by Michael Rutherford) Strong People are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. (Mark Rippetoe) A balanced diet is a steak in each hand. (Dave Van Skike) Relative strength measures are for bragging and give little people excuses to not work hard and get stronger. Absolute strength tells me who is the best to have on speed dial when my grandmas monster-truck rolls over and traps her. (Fern Webb) The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. (Carl Jung) If you want something bad enough, the whole world conspires to help you get it. (Madonna) Did the cubby dieticians invent the food pyramid or did the food pyramid invent the chubby dieticians? Do or do not, there is no try. (Yoda) A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do. (Bob Dylan) To get what weve never had, we must do what weve never done. Be nice to people on your way up. You might need them on the way down. (Jimmy Durante) My basic principle is that you dont make decisions because they are easy; you dont make them because they are cheap; you dont make them because theyre popular; you make them because theyre right. (Theodore Hesburgh) What are some of your favorite quotes?