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Opposites Attract

By avelyne | In Competition | on August 30, 2013


Not too long ago, Holley posted about having a Training Buddy.  Someone that you could train with, learn from, someone to help motivate you to be better or help give you a different perspective on a particular movement.  In the case of the Top 2 Fittest Women on Earth, Sam Briggs approached Lindsey Valenzuela to be her training partner before Games 2013.

“She comes from a strength background, I’m more endurance, so I thought what better person to train with than  someone who’s my complete opposite.” -Sam Briggs

Awesome concept, right?  As you start prepping for the Intrepid Games, this might be something you would like to do.  Partner up with someone whose strengths are your weaknesses.  Find out what makes them so great at pull ups, snatches, running, etc…  Are they focusing on something in particular?  Do they have a specific breathing technique?  Are they doing auxiliary lifts, working on skills, or mobility work before or after class?  Their willingness to get in that extra work to achieve their goals may be a great motivator for you to put in that extra work as well.  How ever you and your partner balance each other, as Holley said before, make sure the partnership is one that benefits the both of you.

As coaches, we can teach you how to properly execute a lift and give you tips on how to improve your range of motion but it’s your peers that will give you that extra confidence boost.  It’s the cheers from your training partner that will keep you pushing through that next rep.  It’s your training partner that’s out on the floor gutting along beside you.  Watch the interview of Lindsey Valenzuela and Sam Briggs partnership below.


WOD 08.30.2013

Back Squat 3 x 5 or Wendler

Partner WOD

As a team, complete:

1200m Row

80 Pull ups

50 Kettle bell swings

50 Ring push ups

50 Overhead walking lunges

50 Medball sit ups (tossing to each other)

* One person working at a time

* Must complete each movement before moving on


One Comment to "Opposites Attract"

  • Amanda says:

    August 30, 2013 at 10:10 AM -

    Teeheehee – this made my day!

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