Coach Ryan’s Succinct, To-the-Point, No-Nonsense FAQ and Recent Events News Blog (With Other Pertinent Information and Relative Knowledge Bombs too, also)

Congratulations to everyone that competed in the Northshore Games! You all did so well; I am incredibly happy with our overall performance. I was elated to hear from so many of you competitors that you had such a positive experience and are that you look forward to competing again in the future. I will be on the lookout for quality competitions in the near future in which we can take part.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported our competitors. Full Bore traveled deep to the Dell and it’s always great for a gym to have such a strong showing at these local competitions.
Speaking to the competition itself, specifically the quality of judging…
As a coach and competitor I firmly believe that a loss should never be blamed on the officials. If you’re the best, you’re the best regardless of bad officiating.
But, speaking as an historian, if it wasn’t for bad officiating in the Montreal Screwjob, Bret “The Hitman” Hart leaves Survivor Series ’97 as heavyweight champion, no doubt!
The ball doesn’t always bounce our way, all we can do is play the hand that is dealt us. We are Full Bore Strong and our pride and our execution of the pursuit of glory through excellence is far more valuable than the stress associated with a “no call” that happened in the past.
“Save your strength for things that you can change, forgive the ones you can’t, you gotta let it go.” -Zac Brown Band
To the next cycle of our program: the end of the year mean Open preparation!
*pause for cheers*

That’s right! Twelve weeks of barbell and gymnastic complexes, AMRAP repeats, Open WODs from days of yore, and burpees, burpees, BURPEES!!!!!

…but, before we kick that off I think we deserve a little fun.

It may come as a surprise to some of you that I can be kind of a nerd.

*pause for gasps*

And one thing I like to nerd-out on is mythology from different cultures around the world. If you have paid REALLY close attention you may have noted my fondness for Viking culture. A few weeks ago I was delving into Greek mythology and started thinking about workouts correlating to the most famous mythological strongman: Hercules!

For the next two weeks all the main class WODs, even Saturday classes, will be inspired by the Labors and deeds of Hercules. I will post a little blurb about the story on Facebook each day.

There is no set progression during this cycle. There is no high reaching goal for the end of these two weeks other than to have a little fun and let me nerd-out. Our fitness year ended on November 11, with the Northshore Games, and we pick up training for the beginning of our fitness year on November 27. Enjoy the Labors!

May Odin’s Ravens Guide You