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5-2-17… Who’s In Charge?

Sorry we’ve been having problems with the blog.  So glad it’s back up and running!

When you’re training hard the brain doesn’t like pain.

It will do everything in its power to avoid pain, so if you listen to it, you’ll stop as soon as something gets hard.

Many authors including Seth Godin speak alot about what is known as the Lizard Brain. It’s the most primal part of the brain that functions off of pain and pleasure. It will always seek to avoid something that is painful and always go after something that is pleasurable.

In a training situation, the workout is painful and stopping is pleasurable.

But you see, you have multiple parts of the brain, you have your Lizard Brain which is subconscious and your conscious brain. Your conscious brain can override your Lizard Brain and tell it what to do.

In our training example, the workout hurts, but you can tell your brain, this is what it’s supposed to feel like. I shouldn’t quit because now I’m making progress.

If you want to get the best results out of your training use your conscious brain to tell your Lizard Brain what to do.

Don’t listen to the Lizard Brain. You’re in charge not him. 




Bench Press, while resting complete sets of auxiliary work


HSPU x 5

DU x 20 or Singles x 100

AMRAP 12 minutes