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Koko FitClub 30 for 30 Series: Failing My Strength Test
Luxx Cape Cod and Koko FitClub have partnered together to get fit. Over the next few months, we will be following Christopher through his journey on the Koko 30 days for $30 program, and see if it’s up to the test.
I went in so confident. I thought, “this test is going to be my best yet.” I got cocky. It’s funny, but so much of your strength test is mental. Sure, it’s a measure of your physical gains to date, but a lot of times it’s about pushing past that next rep and trusting you won’t injure yourself. It’s a fine balance that tests not only our physical strength, but our mental strength.
During the workout, I was certain I was pushing the limits, as I’d felt much stronger after completing the “build” portion of my program. In fact, I know I’m stronger – I can just feel it. But the results weren’t there. I was so certain that I was pushing past the limits (because I felt so good) that I subsequently (and unintentionally) took it easy without even realizing it.
When Rob told me that I’d actually LOST strength since my last test, I was shocked, but knew the results were misleading. It just reinforces the relationship between physical health and mental wellness. You can’t let yourself get too comfortable, as the second that happens you’re just begging to be knocked on your ass by something you didn’t expect.
I already can’t wait for my next strength test. I can feel myself trying to power through workouts (though you can only go so fast as reps are tapered and paced) trying to reach that next strength test. I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned so I can push the limits to a new high, and understand that it isn’t always how you FEEL, it’s about how you PRODUCE. I am reminded of a quote I heard once, “It’s not who you are underneath. It’s what you DO that defines you.”
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