Don’t listen to Monty


After watching many many hours of people hitting metcons, Emoms, amraps etc you get to see how Monty works for different people. In some people he is very loud and very in control, in others much more repressed… But he or she (your choice) is in all of us whether we listen to them or not.

So Monty is the name I gave the voice in my head that wants me to stop, eat something bad, not push so hard on a workout, have a walk on the run when nobody can see me… and what’s more, he’s always there badgering me to take the easy route. The more you listen to Monty the more you become him.

It’s not just the obvious stuff, Monty is clever, he doesn’t want you to know it’s him urging you to not push so hard. He tricks you with little hints like convincing you to take a walk away from your bar to get some chalk, or that extra gulp of water you don’t really need, all buying you time to get your breath back and get away from that uncomfortable place in the workout. I’ve even seen someone purposefully place their water at the other side of the gym so at any chance they can have a long restful walk away from the workout.

Try giving the voice in your head a name, or maybe just a character if that sounds too crazy. It helps me to know when my weaker side is trying to direct me down the easier less fruitful path.


Push Press – 3-3-3-3-3 ascending weight

Strength 2

Dumbel Rows – 15-15-15 each arm ascending weight



50 Pull ups
Run 400m
21 Thrusters 42.5/30k
Run 800m
21 Thrusters 42.5/30k
Run 400m
50 Pull ups