After performing tens of thousands of reps and watching hundreds of thousands of reps, I finally hit a longstanding goal of a 200 kilogram squat.
While this was huge for me, I got almost as much enjoyment from a Freak who e-mailed me Friday with instructions to, "push myself like you push us," and from the Freak who messaged me Saturday to report her new and bigger squat 5rm. When I came in Monday, I was still fired up, and I was elated to find morning people smashing squat PR's like plastic cups at a fraternity party and then crushing the WoD. That in turn will make me hit it harder when I start over next week.
To be sure I neither can nor do go 100% all the time, and I doubt if doing so is smart for most of us. All the same remember that when you bring your best effort of the day, you're not only helping yourself, you're helping those around you whether or not you ever hear about it.
If you can't make it in for some morning lifting with me, here is the absolutely best squat tutorial I have ever found. In the end it's about effort, not shoes and supplements.
No joke, that's a quick run through on the squat.
WOD 5 dumbbell push press (50,30) 20 burpees 10 dumbbell push press 15 burpees 15 dumbbell pp 10 burpess 20 pp 5 burpees