May was for more Muscle-ups...
(A message from Trainer Julia)
May is for muscle ups right? Many of us set goals at the beginning of 2012. One of mine was to hit a muscle up by the time I turned 40 years old, May 21, 2012. To achieve that goal, I did a couple of things. I asked my kids for rings for Christmas, installed them in my garage, and worked the rings a couple of times a week. I watched videos, got tips from many of my fellow Apexers, and made trips with many of you to Montgomery County Gymnastics to do some focused gymnastics muscle up work. I have made a lot of progress! but! ... I am not there yet. I hit some bumps I didn't foresee (like my garage beams starting to tear), and some other unanticipated road blocks to my time. Still there are things that I can control and I am looking at my goal again...let's put it at a muscle up by the time I hit my next half birthday, December 21, 2012, the winter solstice! This time around, I will track my progress by measuring the ring height above my head and strive to continue to get higher. I will get there by working MU drills at least two times a week and include at least one WOD a week that includes a MU component. I will video myself once a month to see how I'm coming along, and I will participate in the cleanse (yikes)...check out this video to see where I am today, May 30, 2012.
How are you doing with your goals? For me it is exciting to see other athletes hit new PRs and try out new skills...like doing a wall handstand for the first time or getting your first pull up! While I have not hit my MU yet, what has made me at least as happy is that a couple others have. Have you hit a personal milestone or evaluated your goals recently? Post where you are with goals or milestones... let's see where we are Apex!