Well Battle of the Sexes 2015 has come to a grand conclusion. It was a ton of fun and we learned alot. The girls came out victorious with a 3-0 sweep of the guys. The process of BOTS is a long and vigorous one. 4 weeks of intense workouts with pressure to perform well. I really enjoy this process but it is long and draining. It is worth it in the end, but it was long a grueling. I am so proud of everyone that competed and tried their hardest. It sure is hard to swallow getting a beat down like that. Congrats to the girls.
One thing I took away from the process is that we all can really do some incredible things when the pressure is on. I saw people put up some incredible times and scores on some really tough workouts. I learned that the girls we have in the gym are strong, powerful, competitive, and confident. I am proud of them for what they have and can achieve as I have a small part in that. Some of the guys this year were very new to the gym. So I am happy that we have had so much growth in the past 3-4 months.
With that being said this leads me to what BOTS is really all about. You see alot of people ask me or mention “not wanting to push it that hard, or why do you like to push it so hard?” And that makes alot of sense. I mean go workout and punish your body. Seems kinda crazy. But nobody thinks twice is someone says I am training for a 5k run or a 1/2 marathon, right? Well it it sorta the same thing. We work out hinny’s off every day, and it is fun to test ourselves.
Competition usually brings out the best in us. I saw people run faster and work harder in BOTS than they do in any other workout. I think most will agree that we all can take it to another level in our training if we are being honest. I know I can. I felt like my running endurance was not the best. My legs fatigued quick. So I need to put them through that pain more often so I can excel when I need to.
Here is some of the things that we can take away from it all. Form, form, form. I will take full responsibility. I can honestly say that the guys were bad at cleans. Bad, bad, bad. So that means we got to get better. I need to be better. I am going to start calling people out on their form. There is no reason to cheat yourself. The form can be several things. Flexibility, technique and all that stuff we can do better here in class and in warm up. I want you all to feel confident in your lifts, so we are going to slow it down on those exercises and make sure we got it down pat. As your trainer I need to be a little more patient, as you do as well in wanting to get to the bigger weights.
So for now, I want to congratulate the ladies. You ALL, are very impressive. I am so proud of you all. You gave us a Royal butt kicking. And guys we need to accept it. They were faster, stronger and more determined. So tip of the cap to you ladies. The score has been evened 1-1. I am excited to see what we will have next year.