WOD 181026

You’ve likely been hearing that changes are coming to Kingfield. Next week, you’ll hear the details of these changes and you’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions of your Kingfield coaches.

In the meantime, let’s think about change in general. How does it make you feel? Excited? Scared? Nervous? Uncertain? Energized? We all tend to have some instinctive reaction to change, everyone handling and adapting to change a little differently.

We want you to know that we have not taken the decisions behind these changes lightly. A lot of thought, feedback and very careful consideration has gone into this process. We are continually pursuing growth and improvement as a company and as people - this time, we chose to ask you where we could improve.

We spent time with a representative group of our membership receiving feedback, both positive and negative, on our coaching, our programs, our facility and our culture. It was not easy but we appreciated every second of it. We are excited to expand our boundaries and create an even better Kingfield experience!

As you muse over this, ask yourself: when was the last time you made a change after seeking feedback? We tend to embrace feedback that perpetuates our beliefs about the world. We tend to avoid or discount feedback that disconfirms our beliefs. The problem with this is that it is that disconfirming information that would allow us to grow, not the information that supports our beliefs. We tend to write off those who criticize or whose opinions differ from ours.

If you like, challenge yourself next time you perceive you’re receiving disconfirming information - it can be about any topic - to really listen and take the time to consider the perspective being presented to you. Is there some truth to it? Is there something you can draw out of it that might help you gain a better understanding of an issue or perspective of yourself or someone else?

It’ll be harder than you think but it’s well worth it.


WOD 181026

Strength - 5RM Front Squat

Athletes will have 20 minutes to build to a daily 5RM of the front squat. Remember that we are testing the 2RM next week, so focus on good positioning! Ask your coach if you’re unsure how to build in weight.

Metcon - “Grace” For time:

30 Clean + jerks (135/95)

10 minute cap

*Athletes should use a weight that allows them to work consistently and that they are confident with.