There is power. And, then there is power.

I work in an educational program for men who are court ordered because of violence they perpetrated on their partners.

During classes we discuss Power and Control issues the men have displayed and how they can only change their own behaviors.

Stressful work as you might expect. To counteract that stress I work out. I do CrossFit. Three mornings a week next to those who can lift heavier (or not) than I. Next to those in better shape (or not) than I. Today I did Power Snatches. I like this power better.
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Written for Tara’s 100 Word Challenge. The prompt, as you might figure, is POWER. I do scaled movements in my CrossFit attempts. I work more on position and form sometimes than in lifting heavy. My goal is to someday be able to lift heavier, but I am thrilled when I hear my coach shout out in the middle of a WOD (Workout of the Day), “Great job on that snatch, Barbara!”

Today my hands are a bit sore. I didn’t tear, but rubbed the callouses a bit with the bar. See the picture below. :)
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3 responses

  1. Tara R. says:

    When I was training in martial arts, I always enjoyed working the heavy bag. It was an upright, with a water-filled base. It was a source of pride if you could kick it over. It was also great stress relief. Fist bump power woman.

  2. That definitely sounds like a stressful job! The power of control over that stress is a wonderful thing.

  3. Gina says:

    I never knew what you did, for your job (sounds stressful) or workouts (I need to add more resistance training!)! Study!

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