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11 Jul HOME WOD – Saturday 11 July 2020

Today we have a 20-min. leg burner in which the movements switch between the Bike and some type of Box Jump. As the number of minutes increases, the complexity of the Box Jumps increases, ending with 4 min. of Burpee Box Jump-overs.

 

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WARM-UP~ 35 MINS

(15 min.) Prep for Workout

Review all Box Jump movements as a group. Perform a few reps of each progression.

Step-ups
Lateral Step-ups
Jump Up – Step Down on the other side
Jump Up – Step Down on the same side
Burpee Box Jump + Jump-over
* Scale as needed.
* Use workout Box height.

Then, either on the Assault Bike or Rower, give athletes a quick heart rate/leg blast by performing:
30 sec. on/30 sec. off (P1 goes, then P2 goes)
3 rounds each

* Recover and prep as needed for the Workout.

(20 min.) Perform the Workout

 

WOD

3 Rounds

20 Squat to Jumping Jack
10 Inchworms
10 Object Dips
Rest 1 min

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout

 

WARM-UP

(10 min.) Warm-up with animals – scale to on the spot if space is limited.

1-2 rounds

Bear Crawl
Lizard – stay low to ground and use same arm/leg to move forward
Duck walk
Crab Walk
Ape Walk
Frog Jumps

(10 min.) Mobility/Stability

1-2 Rounds

10 Lying down prone letters drill
10 Alt. Dynamic plane crash victim
10 Wall slides

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT

(10-15 min.) Prep for the workout

Unloaded

10 Air squats
5 Long Push-ups – scale as needed
10 Object dips – easy version
5 Inchworms
10 Object dips – workout version
10 Squat to jumping jack

* Prep as needed for the workout

(15 min.) Perform the workout

 

WOD

Accumulate as many Cals/reps as possible in the following:
1 min. DB Woman-makers
1 min. Object Jumps
2 min. DB Woman-makers
2 min. Object Jump-overs
3 min. DB Woman-makers
3 min. Burpee Object Jump
4 min. DB Woman-makers
4 min. Burpee Object Jump-overs

 

WOD GOAL

Today we have a 20-min. leg burner in which the movements switch between the Bike and some type of Box Jump. As the number of minutes increases, the complexity of the Box Jumps increases, ending with 4 min. of Burpee Box Jump-overs.

In the past, we have performed this workout as a Partner workout. Today, you have the option to perform it individually or in Partners. We like to balance out how many Partner workouts we prescribe in a month, but since we pulled this month from the archives, every weekend was a Partner workout. The strategy going in is going to be a bit different if performed as an Individual compared to sharing the load with a Partner.

 

The workout is performed on a running clock and there is no rest between movements. If done in Partners, each partnership switches during the time, whenever they like. They need to proceed to each movement as a team. While Partner 1 is working, Partner 2 is resting. If done in Partners, there is no minimum/maximum work requirement per effort.

All Box Jump movements are done with the same height box.

If you don’t have enough Bikes, you can have some teams start on the Jumping movements and others on the Bikes, then switch. If you don’t have any Bikes, you can substitute Rowing for calories today.

 

Everyone: The best way to accumulate cals. and reps over the 20 min. is going to be to play to the athletes’ strengths.* If the Bike is not their thing, maintaining a good pace over killing themselves might be a better goal, and then move through the Box Jumps at a faster pace, and vice versa. By the time they get to the 3 min. of work, their legs are going to be starting to fatigue a lot, so trying to Push/Pull more with their arms on the Bike might give them a tiny respite before having to Jump again. Because the Burpee Box Jump-overs take a little longer for each rep, athletes can almost use the first part as a break after the long 4-min. Bike, then when they start to recover, hit the last few minutes hard.

Then, have them shoot for 20-25 Box Jumps per min., 8-10 Box Jump-overs per min., 8-10 Burpee Box Jumps per min., and 5-7 Burpee Box Jump-overs per min. (more if they perform in partners).

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

Scaling

Bike: Modify to Row.

Box Jumps: Scale height, then scale to Step-ups.

Box Jump-overs: Scale height, then scale to Step-up-and-overs.

Burpee Box Jump-overs: Scale height and/or scale Burpees to Kick-backs.

 

WOD

Accumulate as many cals./reps as possible in the following:
1 min. Assault Bike
1 min. Box Jumps (24/20 in.)
2 min. Assault Bike
2 min. Box Jump-overs
3 min. Assault Bike
3 min. Burpee Box Jumps
4 min. Assault Bike
4 min. Burpee Box Jump-overs

 

WOD GOAL

Today we have a 20-min. leg burner in which the movements switch between the Bike and some type of Box Jump. As the number of minutes increases, the complexity of the Box Jumps increases, ending with 4 min. of Burpee Box Jump-overs.

In the past, we have performed this workout as a Partner workout. Today, you have the option to perform it individually or in Partners. We like to balance out how many Partner workouts we prescribe in a month, but since we pulled this month from the archives, every weekend was a Partner workout. The strategy going in is going to be a bit different if performed as an Individual compared to sharing the load with a Partner.

The workout is performed on a running clock and there is no rest between movements. If done in Partners, each partnership switches during the time, whenever they like. They need to proceed to each movement as a team. While Partner 1 is working, Partner 2 is resting. If done in Partners, there is no minimum/maximum work requirement per effort.

All Box Jump movements are done with the same height box.

If you don’t have enough Bikes, you can have some teams start on the Jumping movements and others on the Bikes, then switch. If you don’t have any Bikes, you can substitute Rowing for calories today.

 

Everyone: The best way to accumulate cals. and reps over the 20 min. is going to be to play to the athletes’ strengths.* If the Bike is not their thing, maintaining a good pace over killing themselves might be a better goal, and then move through the Box Jumps at a faster pace, and vice versa. By the time they get to the 3 min. of work, their legs are going to be starting to fatigue a lot, so trying to Push/Pull more with their arms on the Bike might give them a tiny respite before having to Jump again. Because the Burpee Box Jump-overs take a little longer for each rep, athletes can almost use the first part as a break after the long 4-min. Bike, then when they start to recover, hit the last few minutes hard.

For the Bike, the average athlete will be able to get 12/8 cals. per min. Then, have them shoot for 20-25 Box Jumps per min., 8-10 Box Jump-overs per min., 8-10 Burpee Box Jumps per min., and 5-7 Burpee Box Jump-overs per min. (more if they perform in partners).

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

Scaling

Bike: Modify to Row.

Box Jumps: Scale height, then scale to Step-ups.

Box Jump-overs: Scale height, then scale to Step-up-and-overs.

Burpee Box Jump-overs: Scale height and/or scale Burpees to Kick-backs.

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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10 Jul Home WOD – Friday 10 July 2020

After yesterday’s taxing DT, today we are doing a quick gymnastics workout comprised of two unilateral Squat movements and an aggressive hip hinge in a chipper-style format. The lower body is going to feel taxed by the end. Overall, the volume is moderate for each movement, but because each movement is performed in one effort, it will feel high—especially the 40 GHD Sit-ups.

 

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Partially Loaded & Rx’d

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WARM-UP~ 25 – 30 MINS

(10+ min.) Warm-up

With a light-moderate pair of DBs, perform:
Jog 100 m
10 Air Squats
10 Sit-ups
Jog 100 m
10Lying DB Extensions Overhead with 1 DB
10 Walking Lunges
Jog 100 m
1-2 rounds (time dependent)

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 20 MINS

 

(10 min.) Prep for the Pistols and the Workout

Have people find 2 progressions for the Pistol. The second one will be what they perform in the workout. Then, perform:

10 reps of their first progression
10 reps of their second progression

(5-10 min.) Perform the Workout

 

 

WOD

2-4-6-8-10
4-point Heel Taps
Burpees
Cossack Squats

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout

 

WARM-UP

10 good-mornings
30 sec Plank Hold
10 Alt. Single leg deadlifts
10 Alt. Cossack Squats
10 Plank Shoulder taps
2 rounds

 

(10 min.) Push-up Program Day 6

Unbroken Ladder
Unbroken Push-up
1-2-3-4-5…

Perform 1 set, rest, then repeat with another rep added to the end.
Rest 30 sec – 2 min between sets.
If you fail before 10, go back down the ladder (I.e. 1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1)

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT

Unloaded

(10-15 min.) Review movements and prep for the workout

 

Tabata Hollow Hold/dead bug– scale to knees bent
20 sec. on/10 sec. Dead bug

 

Then, perform:

2 x 4-point heel taps
4 x 6-point burpee (pause at each point of burpee)
6 Alt. Cossack Squats

* Prep as needed for the workout

WOD

50 Walking Lunges
40 Strict Sit-ups
30 Alt. Pistols

 

WOD GOAL

After yesterday’s taxing DT, today we are doing a quick gymnastics workout comprised of two unilateral Squat movements and an aggressive hip hinge in a chipper-style format. The lower body is going to feel taxed by the end. Overall, the volume is moderate for each movement, but because each movement is performed in one effort, it will feel high—especially the 40 GHD Sit-ups.

For the Competitors, we have added load to the Sit-ups for an additional test. You can dictate how heavy you think the loading should be. Everything else is the same.

For the Walking Lunges, it is a total of 50 reps, so 25 on each side. Same for the Pistols: 30 total, 15 on each side. They are performed as alternating.

If you don’t have enough GHDs, modify the movement to 50 AbMat GHD Sit-ups, V-ups, or weighted Sit-ups. Get creative and do something different than what you normally do.

Scaling appropriately today is important. Make it too hard, and athletes will rest too much. Make it too easy, and they will miss the intended stimulus.

 

The goal is a sprint. The Walking Lunges will be done in less than 1 min. for most people, the GHD Sit-ups in around 2 min., and the Pistols in another 2 min. For your top athletes, around 5 min. should be the goal. For most people, the goal should be to finish around 7 min.

The limiting movements for most people will be the GHD Sit-ups and Pistols. Performing these unbroken will not be possible for most. Have them pick a number they know they can maintain across the set and take quick breaks. The hardest to stick to will be the Pistols. Coming off the Lunges and Sit-ups will make these harder, given the stability through the midline required to perform them! Heavy breathing will also be a factor at this point, adding to the difficulty.

Fitness: The thing to watch out for here is that you don’t over-scale and make the workout too “easy” for these folks. This is why we have kept the volume similar to the original workout. These athletes should shoot for a 7-min. workout that has them wanting to sit down afterward.

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

Scaling

Walking Lunges: Ideally, there is no need to scale these, but if they do, scale the reps to 40 and/or modify to something that appropriately retains the workout stimulus.

GHD Sit-ups: Scale ROM first, then scale to AbMat Sit-ups or MB Sit-ups. The goal should be 10 unbroken each set.

Pistols: Scale to Supported Pistols (Box/hold on for support) or Elevated Backward Step Lunges. The goal here should be at least 6-8 unbroken per set.

Fitness:

AbMat GHD Sit-ups: Scale to regular Sit-ups.

 

WOD

50 Walking Lunges
40 GHD Sit-ups
30 Alt. Pistols

 

WOD GOAL

After yesterday’s taxing DT, today we are doing a quick gymnastics workout comprised of two unilateral Squat movements and an aggressive hip hinge in a chipper-style format. The lower body is going to feel taxed by the end. Overall, the volume is moderate for each movement, but because each movement is performed in one effort, it will feel high—especially the 40 GHD Sit-ups.

For the Competitors, we have added load to the Sit-ups for an additional test. You can dictate how heavy you think the loading should be. Everything else is the same.

For the Walking Lunges, it is a total of 50 reps, so 25 on each side. Same for the Pistols: 30 total, 15 on each side. They are performed as alternating.

If you don’t have enough GHDs, modify the movement to 50 AbMat GHD Sit-ups, V-ups, or weighted Sit-ups. Get creative and do something different than what you normally do.

Scaling appropriately today is important. Make it too hard, and athletes will rest too much. Make it too easy, and they will miss the intended stimulus.

 

The goal is a sprint. The Walking Lunges will be done in less than 1 min. for most people, the GHD Sit-ups in around 2 min., and the Pistols in another 2 min. For your top athletes, around 5 min. should be the goal. For most people, the goal should be to finish around 7 min.

The limiting movements for most people will be the GHD Sit-ups and Pistols. Performing these unbroken will not be possible for most. Have them pick a number they know they can maintain across the set and take quick breaks. The hardest to stick to will be the Pistols. Coming off the Lunges and Sit-ups will make these harder, given the stability through the midline required to perform them! Heavy breathing will also be a factor at this point, adding to the difficulty.

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

Scaling

Walking Lunges: Ideally, there is no need to scale these, but if they do, scale the reps to 40 and/or modify to something that appropriately retains the workout stimulus.

GHD Sit-ups: Scale ROM first, then scale to AbMat Sit-ups or MB Sit-ups. The goal should be 10 unbroken each set.

Pistols: Scale to Supported Pistols (Box/hold on for support) or Elevated Backward Step Lunges. The goal here should be at least 6-8 unbroken per set.

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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09 Jul HOME WOD – Thursday 9 July 2020

One of the original Heroes: DT. There have been many iterations over the years. We like to combine it with running, make it lighter, and even turn it into a 20-min. AMRAP. But today, we are recognizing DT in its original form, which is why we have kept the loading for Rx’d the same (as is) as for the Competitors. We are aware that most people will need to scale this load, but occasionally we see the value in throwing up a heavy load and having people realize that they still have a ways to go in their fitness journey! To put it simply, it can also be a good ego check.

 

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Partially Loaded & Rx’d

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WARM-UP~ 15 – 20 MINS

(5 min.) Dynamic Mobility Warm-up down the length of about 10m

 

Lunges + Samson Stretch
Side Ape Drill Animal Movement
Bear Crawls forward + backward
Bird Peckers
Half Handstands

 

(5 min.) Warm up with a PVC – 6 reps of each:

Shoulder Rolls
Deadlifts
Cuban Presses
Good Mornings
Bent Over Rows
2-3 rounds

Flag Pole Stretch for 30 sec. on each side
* Perform 1-2 rounds as a group

 

(5 min.) With a Barbell – 6 reps of each:

Deadlifts
Presses
Good Mornings
Bicep Curls – Yep!
2-3 rounds

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 35 MINS

 

(10-15 min.) Workout Prep

With a Barbell, perform 6 reps of each:

Deadlifts
High Hang Power Cleans
Push Jerks
4 rounds
* Coach them through a few rounds.
* After the first round, have them add weight until they reach their workout weight in the last round.

(20 min.) Perform the Workout

 

WOD

AMRAP 30 min.

45 ft. Bear Crawl
45 Object Jumps
45 sec. Handstand Hold
45 Push-ups
45 Jump to touch target

 

WARM-UP ~ 5 – 10 min

(5-10 min.) Warm-up

25 ft. Bear Crawl forward + Bear Crawl Backward (do on spot if no room)
5 Inchworm + Push-up
5-10 Air squat to jumping jack
5 Half handstands – scale to attempts or plank get down/ups
25 ft. Bear Crawl forward + Bear Crawl Backward (do on spot if no room)

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 45 MINS

(10 min.) Prep for the workout

Everyone

Go through each movement and perform 5-7 reps of each and coach as needed:
Swings/Bear crawl
Jumps
Sit-up to toss/press/Handstand hold
Push-up
Jumping Pull-up/Jump to target

 

* Prep as needed for the workout

(30-35 min.) Perform the workout

 

Scoring

As many rounds and reps as possible in 30 minutes

 

Scaling

As needed based on time.

 

WOD

16 DB Deadlift
12 DB Hang Power Clean
9 DB Push Press
5 Rounds

 

WOD GOAL

One of the original Heroes: DT. There have been many iterations over the years. We like to combine it with running, make it lighter, and even turn it into a 20-min. AMRAP. But today, we are recognizing DT in its original form, which is why we have kept the loading for Rx’d the same (as is) as for the Competitors. We are aware that most people will need to scale this load, but occasionally we see the value in throwing up a heavy load and having people realize that they still have a ways to go in their fitness journey! To put it simply, it can also be a good ego check.

This workout will tax the neuromuscular system, as well as be a strong test of character 😉 It is a potent triplet—while the movements don’t really compound on one another that much, the overall repetitiveness of having to lift a moderate-to-heavy Barbell is a significant challenge. The workout is a total of 135 reps.

 

Competitor and Rx’d: Barbell Complexes are usually pretty painful and bring out the best and worst in people. Once fatigue starts to set in, athletes are driven to rest more frequently than in other workouts. One of their goals for today should be to perform ONE more rep than they really want to before putting the Barbell down. If they do fail this rep, they are doing a great job of riding their mental threshold and should adjust based on this.

A common strategy for this workout is to start with 11 reps of unbroken Deadlifts. For the 12th rep, they bring the Barbell to their waist and then perform 8 reps of unbroken Cleans. Then, the 9th rep brings the Barbell to their shoulders for the 6 Push Jerks. For your Competitors, top athletes, and athletes who scale to the appropriate load, this will be possible with minimal breaks between each movement. They should complete the workout in around 10 min. For your members who are trying Rx’d for the first time, it may be possible, but the breaks in between will be much longer. They will take up to 16-18 min. to complete the workout. You will also see a group of athletes who are unable to string together movements unbroken after the third set, and it may become a workout of survival after that. For these athletes, let them struggle today (safely). We have allowed 20 min. to complete the workout.

Fitness: We have kept the workout written as prescribed today. Ideally, we want these athletes to perform the full rep scheme first. Then, if you think it is too much, scale as needed. Challenge them with volume before load today.

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

Scaling

  • All Barbell movements: Scale the load as needed.
  • Fitness:  First, modify the reps to 10-8-6, then reduce the rounds to 4 if needed. Modify to a set of light DBs if needed.

 

WOD

12 Deadlifts (155/105 lb.)
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Push Jerks
5 rounds

* Option to go heavier

 

WOD GOAL

One of the original Heroes: DT. There have been many iterations over the years. We like to combine it with running, make it lighter, and even turn it into a 20-min. AMRAP. But today, we are recognizing DT in its original form, which is why we have kept the loading for Rx’d the same (as is) as for the Competitors. We are aware that most people will need to scale this load, but occasionally we see the value in throwing up a heavy load and having people realize that they still have a ways to go in their fitness journey! To put it simply, it can also be a good ego check.

This workout will tax the neuromuscular system, as well as be a strong test of character 😉 It is a potent triplet—while the movements don’t really compound on one another that much, the overall repetitiveness of having to lift a moderate-to-heavy Barbell is a significant challenge. The workout is a total of 135 reps.

 

Competitor and Rx’d: Barbell Complexes are usually pretty painful and bring out the best and worst in people. Once fatigue starts to set in, athletes are driven to rest more frequently than in other workouts. One of their goals for today should be to perform ONE more rep than they really want to before putting the Barbell down. If they do fail this rep, they are doing a great job of riding their mental threshold and should adjust based on this.

A common strategy for this workout is to start with 11 reps of unbroken Deadlifts. For the 12th rep, they bring the Barbell to their waist and then perform 8 reps of unbroken Cleans. Then, the 9th rep brings the Barbell to their shoulders for the 6 Push Jerks. For your Competitors, top athletes, and athletes who scale to the appropriate load, this will be possible with minimal breaks between each movement. They should complete the workout in around 10 min. For your members who are trying Rx’d for the first time, it may be possible, but the breaks in between will be much longer. They will take up to 16-18 min. to complete the workout. You will also see a group of athletes who are unable to string together movements unbroken after the third set, and it may become a workout of survival after that. For these athletes, let them struggle today (safely). We have allowed 20 min. to complete the workout.

Fitness: We have kept the workout written as prescribed today. Ideally, we want these athletes to perform the full rep scheme first. Then, if you think it is too much, scale as needed. Challenge them with volume before load today.

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

Scaling

  • All Barbell movements: Scale the load as needed.
  • Fitness:  First, modify the reps to 10-8-6, then reduce the rounds to 4 if needed. Modify to a set of light DBs if needed.

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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08 Jul HOME WOD – Wednesday 8 July 2020

After the last few days of heavy Barbell and Overhead work—and DT on the horizon—we have a longer cardio/bodyweight workout in the cards today. It’s a sneaky shoulder burner. For athletes who attended Monday and Tuesday, think of this workout as an opportunity to get some perfect Push-up technique and volume in, as well as a chance to get sweaty. For those who haven’t attended this week, this workout is about pushing the envelope and hitting it hard for 20 min.

 

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Partially Loaded & Rx’d

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WARM-UP~ 15 MINS

(10-15 min.) Get Warm – PVC and a set of light dumbbells (15/10 lb.)

In partners, perform 8-10 reps each of PVC Partner Stretches.

Then, still in partners ‘I-go-you-go’:

5 Db SA Standing High Pull + 5 DB SA Push Press (each side.)
20 DB Toe-Taps
2-3 rounds each

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 40 MINS

 

(10 min.) Power Snatch Prep

Burgener Warm-up with PVC, then:

Snatch Oly Complex(power version) – Use Barbell here

(15 min.) Prep for Workout

4 x 5 reps Power Snatches
* Increase load each set.
* Use these sets to get to the load for their first set of 5.
* Their set of 5 should essentially be a Max attempt, so make sure they get up to a heavy load on their warm-up sets.
* This prep piece should flow straight into the workout sets.

(15 min.) Perform Workout

* Take 4-5 min. rest between sets.

 

WARM DOWN ~ 10 MINS

 

Optional Finisher

(10 min) Prep and Perform Optional Finisher
* Get their load down to their working weight and perform a few reps at that load. Then, get started!

10 Power Snatches (95/65 lb.)
30 sec. Rest
3 rounds
* Adjust loads as needed. The 10 reps should be performed unbroken and quickly!

 

WARM-UP

2 Rounds

10 Dynamic (moving) Under the Body Stretch
10 Long Lunges

5 Six-point Burpees
5 Burpees as fast as possible

 

WOD

AMRAP 20 min.

EMOM 10 min

8 – 10 Burpees

 

Scoring

Workout completion

 

Scaling

Scale reps to have up to 10-15 sec. Rest per minute.

 

WOD

25 Push-up
25 Double Unders
1 min. Plank hold
25 Double Unders
25 Mountain Climbers
AMRAP 20 min.

 

WOD GOAL

After the last few days of heavy Barbell and Overhead work—and DT on the horizon—we have a longer cardio/bodyweight workout in the cards today. It’s a sneaky shoulder burner. For athletes who attended Monday and Tuesday, think of this workout as an opportunity to get some perfect Push-up technique and volume in, as well as a chance to get sweaty. For those who haven’t attended this week, this workout is about pushing the envelope and hitting it hard for 20 min.

A 1-min. Plank is sandwiched between two mini-couplets. This gives athletes the opportunity to catch their breath a little between those two sets of Double-unders and to test their midline further after the Push-ups. We have also included some hip/midline accessory work in the warm-up to add to the stimulus of the session. Make sure people attack this with effort, rather than just treating it as a means to get to the workout portion.

They can perform the Plank on their hands or elbows. You decide. Use the same standard throughout the day.

 

Competitor and Rx’d: For most athletes, the limiting factor will be the Push-ups. The Plank and the Mountain Climbers will fatigue the shoulders and arms, as will the Double-unders, so make sure that athletes are smart about how they break things up.

The goal should be to pick a number for the Push-ups at the start of the workout that your athletes aim to maintain across the 20 min. It should be a number they can perform relatively comfortably with minimal rest between sets. It will most likely drop toward the end of the 20 min., but less than if they started by doing Max sets to failure.

The Double-unders and Mountain Climbers should be performed unbroken each round. They will get spicy, but encourage people to rest between movements rather than in the middle of a movement.

The Plank is accumulative. Most athletes will be able to hold for 1 min. at a time. They might need to break it up in the later rounds.

For your top athletes, aim for roughly 4+ rounds in the 20 min, which is roughly 1 round every 5 min. For everyone else, a good goal is 3+ rounds. Push-up ability will largely dictate how many rounds people get. Don’t be afraid to scale athletes mid-workout if their intensity starts to drop dramatically.

Fitness: We want these athletes to spend some time using a Jump Rope today. We have kept the reps the same as the Double-unders to increase their turnover rate for each round. Given the volume in their version of the workout, they should shoot to complete 4 rounds.

 

Scoring

As many rounds and reps as possible in 20 min.
* The Plank is accumulative. Athletes need to hold for a total of 1 min./45 sec. per round. It doesn’t count toward any reps.

Scaling

  • Push-ups: First, scale the reps to 15-20 per round. Then, have them elevate their hands to a Box or Bench. For variety, you can try using Bands, or even going to their knees. Change the stimulus from what they normally do.
  • Double-unders: First, decrease the reps to 20, then have them perform double reps (50) of Single-unders each round.
  • Plank: Have them drop to their knees. Only scale to this if they are unable to hold for longer than 30 sec. while fresh.
  • Mountain Climbers: Reduce the ROM if they are unable to achieve the full movement standard.
  • For Further Reading: Death to Dadbod: Double Powers

 

WOD

25 Push-ups
25 Double-unders
1-min. Plank Hold
25 Double-unders
25 Mountain Climbers
AMRAP 20 min.

 

WOD GOAL

After the last few days of heavy Barbell and Overhead work—and DT on the horizon—we have a longer cardio/bodyweight workout in the cards today. It’s a sneaky shoulder burner. For athletes who attended Monday and Tuesday, think of this workout as an opportunity to get some perfect Push-up technique and volume in, as well as a chance to get sweaty. For those who haven’t attended this week, this workout is about pushing the envelope and hitting it hard for 20 min.

A 1-min. Plank is sandwiched between two mini-couplets. This gives athletes the opportunity to catch their breath a little between those two sets of Double-unders and to test their midline further after the Push-ups. We have also included some hip/midline accessory work in the warm-up to add to the stimulus of the session. Make sure people attack this with effort, rather than just treating it as a means to get to the workout portion.

They can perform the Plank on their hands or elbows. You decide. Use the same standard throughout the day.

 

Competitor and Rx’d: For most athletes, the limiting factor will be the Push-ups. The Plank and the Mountain Climbers will fatigue the shoulders and arms, as will the Double-unders, so make sure that athletes are smart about how they break things up.

The goal should be to pick a number for the Push-ups at the start of the workout that your athletes aim to maintain across the 20 min. It should be a number they can perform relatively comfortably with minimal rest between sets. It will most likely drop toward the end of the 20 min., but less than if they started by doing Max sets to failure.

The Double-unders and Mountain Climbers should be performed unbroken each round. They will get spicy, but encourage people to rest between movements rather than in the middle of a movement.

The Plank is accumulative. Most athletes will be able to hold for 1 min. at a time. They might need to break it up in the later rounds.

For your top athletes, aim for roughly 4+ rounds in the 20 min, which is roughly 1 round every 5 min. For everyone else, a good goal is 3+ rounds. Push-up ability will largely dictate how many rounds people get. Don’t be afraid to scale athletes mid-workout if their intensity starts to drop dramatically.

Fitness: We want these athletes to spend some time using a Jump Rope today. We have kept the reps the same as the Double-unders to increase their turnover rate for each round. Given the volume in their version of the workout, they should shoot to complete 4 rounds.

 

Scoring

As many rounds and reps as possible in 20 min.
* The Plank is accumulative. Athletes need to hold for a total of 1 min./45 sec. per round. It doesn’t count toward any reps.

Scaling

  • Push-ups: First, scale the reps to 15-20 per round. Then, have them elevate their hands to a Box or Bench. For variety, you can try using Bands, or even going to their knees. Change the stimulus from what they normally do.
  • Double-unders: First, decrease the reps to 20, then have them perform double reps (50) of Single-unders each round.
  • Plank: Have them drop to their knees. Only scale to this if they are unable to hold for longer than 30 sec. while fresh.
  • Mountain Climbers: Reduce the ROM if they are unable to achieve the full movement standard.
  • For Further Reading: Death to Dadbod: Double Powers

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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07 Jul HOME WOD – Tuesday 7 July 2020

For those athletes who are proficient at the Power Snatch, use today to go for Max loads of 5-3-1. For others, use it as a day to push their boundaries and go as heavy as they can within their technical limits. We kept the reps at 5 for Fitness, so they can work time under tension a little more for the duration of the session.

 

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Briefing video for Unloaded Workout

 

Daily Board

 

 

 

Partially Loaded & Rx’d

(For Unloaded please click on the Unloaded Tab.)

 

WARM-UP~ 15 MINS

(10-15 min.) Get Warm – PVC and a set of light dumbbells (15/10 lb.)

In partners, perform 8-10 reps each of PVC Partner Stretches.

Then, still in partners ‘I-go-you-go’:

5 Db SA Standing High Pull + 5 DB SA Push Press (each side.)
20 DB Toe-Taps
2-3 rounds each

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 40 MINS

 

(10 min.) Power Snatch Prep

Burgener Warm-up with PVC, then:

Snatch Oly Complex(power version) – Use Barbell here

(15 min.) Prep for Workout

4 x 5 reps Power Snatches
* Increase load each set.
* Use these sets to get to the load for their first set of 5.
* Their set of 5 should essentially be a Max attempt, so make sure they get up to a heavy load on their warm-up sets.
* This prep piece should flow straight into the workout sets.

(15 min.) Perform Workout

* Take 4-5 min. rest between sets.

 

WARM DOWN ~ 10 MINS

 

Optional Finisher

(10 min) Prep and Perform Optional Finisher
* Get their load down to their working weight and perform a few reps at that load. Then, get started!

10 Power Snatches (95/65 lb.)
30 sec. Rest
3 rounds
* Adjust loads as needed. The 10 reps should be performed unbroken and quickly!

 

WARM-UP

First Half of Chris Hinshaw Running Warm-up

Jog 200-400 m.

Dynamic Flexibility
*Leg Swings (10 R leg front to back, then L, then R side to side, then L side to side)
*Ankle Rotations (10 R and L, clockwise and counter-clockwise)
*Knee touches (3×3-5 sec. each leg) into the wall (toe 4+ in. from wall) to warm Achilles

Hip Mobility
*Side High-knee Karaoke drill (10 yards on each side)
*Alternating Forward Walkover “Hurdle” drill: High knee angled out and lift up and over
imaginary hurdle (10 yards)
*Walking while pulling knee to chest (while standing tall)
*Walking while pulling inner ankle up to chest (“Figure 4″)

10 Object Jumps + 10 Object Cleans

 

WOD

AMRAP 20 min.

Run 200 m
15 Object (Mb) Cleans
15 Object Jumps/Step-ups
Run 200 m
15 Object Jumps/Step-ups
15 Object (Mb) Cleans

 

Scoring

Total rounds and reps completed. Count each 200-m Run as 1 rep.

 

Scaling

Scale the Mb/Object Cleans to Walking Lunges.
Find something that you can comfortably jump/step up onto.

 

 

WOD

3 DB SA. Deadlift – right
3 DB. Hang Power Snatch – right
3 DB Power Snatch – right
3 DB SA. Deadlift – left
3 DB. Hang Power Snatch – left
3 DB Power Snatch – left
3-5 rounds

* Optional Finisher

HIGHLIGHTED SESSION *
1 RM Power Snatch

 

WOD GOAL

After yesterday, some people might be a little sore/fatigued from the overhead and pulling movements, but the moderate volume shouldn’t have too much, if any, effect on today. Use today’s workout to have everyone work up to a heavy and possibly Max 5-3-1 Power Snatch, with the emphasis on speed under the bar and having a solid landing position overhead.

It is up to you whether you want to implement an “unbroken” rule for the sets of 5 and 3. If you allow athletes to break them up, meaning they can put the Barbell down between each rep, make sure they don’t take longer than 3 sec. before picking the Bar back up again. There should be no break between lifts.

If you want them to perform a little finisher at the end, that is fine—allow around 10 min. to prep and perform it.

 

For those athletes who are proficient at the Power Snatch, use today to go for Max loads of 5-3-1. For others, use it as a day to push their boundaries and go as heavy as they can within their technical limits. We kept the reps at 5 for Fitness, so they can work time under tension a little more for the duration of the session.

Make sure people are catching as low as they possibly can while the loads are light, so that when the loads get heavier, their bodies are primed to get under the Bar, rather than reverting to bad habits of catching high and in less than ideal positions. They should be able to add a bit of load after their set of 5 for their set of 3. The amount will vary for everyone, but have them use their set of 5 to dictate how much more they think they can do, given 2 reps fewer.

Allow a lot of rest time between sets. We suggest 4-5 min. Keep everyone as close together as possible so you don’t have half the class finishing really early and the other half not finishing on time.

The finisher is intended to be pretty light for everyone. Athletes should be able to hold onto the Barbell for the duration of each round. Scale as needed.

 

Scoring

Record all 3 Power Snatch sets.

Scaling

  • Power Snatches: Scale load as needed. Increase the reps for newer folks who need to work technique. Take the Bar from the Hang to reduce the complexity of the movement.
  • For Further Study: Skill Transfer Exercises for the Snatch with Coach Burgener

 

WOD

Power Snatches
5-3-1

* Optional Finisher

 

WOD GOAL

After yesterday, some people might be a little sore/fatigued from the overhead and pulling movements, but the moderate volume shouldn’t have too much, if any, effect on today. Use today’s workout to have everyone work up to a heavy and possibly Max 5-3-1 Power Snatch, with the emphasis on speed under the bar and having a solid landing position overhead.

It is up to you whether you want to implement an “unbroken” rule for the sets of 5 and 3. If you allow athletes to break them up, meaning they can put the Barbell down between each rep, make sure they don’t take longer than 3 sec. before picking the Bar back up again. There should be no break between lifts.

If you want them to perform a little finisher at the end, that is fine—allow around 10 min. to prep and perform it.

 

For those athletes who are proficient at the Power Snatch, use today to go for Max loads of 5-3-1. For others, use it as a day to push their boundaries and go as heavy as they can within their technical limits. We kept the reps at 5 for Fitness, so they can work time under tension a little more for the duration of the session.

Make sure people are catching as low as they possibly can while the loads are light, so that when the loads get heavier, their bodies are primed to get under the Bar, rather than reverting to bad habits of catching high and in less than ideal positions. They should be able to add a bit of load after their set of 5 for their set of 3. The amount will vary for everyone, but have them use their set of 5 to dictate how much more they think they can do, given 2 reps fewer.

Allow a lot of rest time between sets. We suggest 4-5 min. Keep everyone as close together as possible so you don’t have half the class finishing really early and the other half not finishing on time.

The finisher is intended to be pretty light for everyone. Athletes should be able to hold onto the Barbell for the duration of each round. Scale as needed.

 

Scoring

Record all 3 Power Snatch sets.

Scaling

  • Power Snatches: Scale load as needed. Increase the reps for newer folks who need to work technique. Take the Bar from the Hang to reduce the complexity of the movement.
  • For Further Study: Skill Transfer Exercises for the Snatch with Coach Burgener

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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06 Jul HOME WOD – Monday 6 July 2020

Today’s workout requires 12 min. of effort and features a beautiful combination of Squatting, Pushing, and Pulling. The movements alternate between weightlifting and gymnastics. The loading for the weightlifting is moderate, but the gymnastics movements are all fairly complex for the average athlete. Lots of grippy movements today, which will test muscular endurance.

 

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Briefing video for Unloaded Workout

 

Daily Board

 

 

 

Partially Loaded & Rx’d

(For Unloaded please click on the Unloaded Tab.)

 

WARM-UP~ 25 MINS

(10-15 min.) Barbell Prep Warm-up – Complex

2 Front Squats
2 Squat Cleans
2 Push Presses
2 Push Jerks
* Perform 1-2 rounds as a group with an empty barbell or PVC (coach as needed).
* Then, on their own, perform 2-3 more reps (1 complex), adding load each round.
* The last round should be done at their working weight (for the Cleans/Shoulder-to-overheads).

 

(10 min.) Handstand Prep

 

As a group, perform;
3 Wall Climbs + 15-sec. Hold at the top of the Climb (scale to Half Climbs or Inchworm to Pike Push-up position)
EMOM 3 min.
Then, perform:
5-6 Strict HSPUs (scale to Negative Lowers or 10 Pike Push-ups)
EMOM 3 min.

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 30 MINS

 

(15+ min.) Workout Prep (as a group)

Perform (on rings):
5 Strict Pull-ups + 5 Strict Toes-to-bars + 5-sec. pause with legs at the top position – Scale to Jumping Pull-ups + Knee Raises (raise 1 knee while 1 is supported on ground)

5 Pull-ups + 5 Kipping Toes-to-bars – Use workout modification here
5 Kipping HSPUs – Use workout modification here

* Prep as needed for the Workout.

(12 min). Perform the Workout

WARM-UP

10 reps Hip Flow
10 reps Quad Pose to Hip Lift

 

10 Air Squats
10 Push-ups
10 Sit-ups

 

5 Jumping Air Squats
5 Clapping Push-ups
5 Sit-ups

 

WOD

As far as possible in 15 min

3-6-9-12…
Jumping Air Squats
Clapping Push-ups
Sit-ups

 

Scoring

Rounds and reps completed in 15 min.

 

Scaling

Scale Jumping Air Squats to regular Air Squats
Scale Clapping Push-ups to regular Push-ups

 

 

WOD

2 min. DB Squat Cleans
2 min. DB Bent-over row (1 min. each side)
2 min. DB Jerk
2 min. Handstand Push-up
2 min. DB Squat Clean and Jerk
2 min. V-ups

WOD GOAL

Today’s workout requires 12 min. of effort and features a beautiful combination of Squatting, Pushing, and Pulling. The movements alternate between weightlifting and gymnastics. The loading for the weightlifting is moderate, but the gymnastics movements are all fairly complex for the average athlete. Lots of grippy movements today, which will test muscular endurance.

There is no rest between movements, so athletes will need to strategize over when to stop one movement to get to the next. Do they go right up until the last second, or do they take the last 5 sec. to get to the next movement? It depends on how much they like the next movement—or how fatigued they are 😉

All barbell movements are performed with the same load. Try to avoid using AbMats for the HSPUs, unless it is for head protection. We want to preserve the full ROM as much as possible today.

We are using the warm-up as an opportunity for athletes to get some time under a light barbell for a few reps. If you feel like you need to get them a little sweaty before this, that is fine—otherwise, you can have them perform the first few rounds with a PVC or an empty barbell.

 

Competitor and Rx’d: For some of the movements, 2 min. will feel like a long time (like ALL the barbell movements), and for other movements, 2 min. will seem like a short time (like ALL the gymnastics movements—unless you have some ninjas!). Where possible, keep intensity high and rest short.

For the movements that people can perform quickly, have them hit these at an aggressive pace that they know they can handle for 2 min., though it will feel spicy. For some people, that might mean performing up to 15+ Squat Cleans in 1 min., while for others that might mean 10+ reps in 1 min. They should be able to get a few more reps per minute on the Jerks. The load should be something that they can handle the above with. Challenge some people to go heavier today rather than scaling the load. It is OK if they don’t get that many reps; they have other movements where they can push the intensity.

For the Ring Pull-ups and Toes-to-bars, the goal should be upwards of 10 per min. Because it is just one time through, you will have some people who don’t usually perform these movements in a workout being able to give it a shot. Set the standard for both movements before the workout so people know what to hit each rep.

The same goal of 10+ per min. for those HSPUs should be achievable, with your Competitors getting close to 15-plus.

Since the Squat Clean and Jerk is the last movement, really push them to hammer out as many as possible with whatever they have left in the tank. This might mean sets of as low as 1-3 with quick breaths in between.

The biggest challenge once they are past those first 2 min. will be to perform movements under heavy breathing and muscle fatigue. This means they shouldn’t go all out on the Squat Cleans, but should push to the point of yuck.

Fitness: We want to keep the intensity as high as possible for these athletes. A total of 15-20 reps per 2 min. for each movement should be the goal (give or take some movements).

Scoring

Total reps.
* Add all reps together for the 6 movements to get 1 number.

Scaling

  • Barbell movements: Scale the load as needed. Sets of 5+ should be the goal.
  • Ring Pull-ups: Scale to banded regular Pull-ups (unless you are OK with messing around with bands on rings), then perform Jumping Pull-ups for intensity.
  • Handstand Push-ups: Scale to Box Pike Push-ups, then to Pike Push-ups. Sets of 5 + are the goal.
  • Ring Toes-to-bars: Scale to Hanging Knee Raises (Ring or Bar). Set the standard at knees break parallel.

 

Fitness

  • Hanging Knee Raises: Scale to Lying Bent Leg Knee Raises.
  • For Further Study: Box Rock Drill and Handstand Stability

 

WOD

2 min. Squat Cleans (115/75 lb.)
2 min. Ring Pull-ups
2 min. Jerks
2 min. Handstand Push-ups
2 min. Squat Clean and Jerks
2 min. Ring Toes-to-rings

 

WOD GOAL

Today’s workout requires 12 min. of effort and features a beautiful combination of Squatting, Pushing, and Pulling. The movements alternate between weightlifting and gymnastics. The loading for the weightlifting is moderate, but the gymnastics movements are all fairly complex for the average athlete. Lots of grippy movements today, which will test muscular endurance.

There is no rest between movements, so athletes will need to strategize over when to stop one movement to get to the next. Do they go right up until the last second, or do they take the last 5 sec. to get to the next movement? It depends on how much they like the next movement—or how fatigued they are 😉

All barbell movements are performed with the same load. Try to avoid using AbMats for the HSPUs, unless it is for head protection. We want to preserve the full ROM as much as possible today.

We are using the warm-up as an opportunity for athletes to get some time under a light barbell for a few reps. If you feel like you need to get them a little sweaty before this, that is fine—otherwise, you can have them perform the first few rounds with a PVC or an empty barbell.

 

Competitor and Rx’d: For some of the movements, 2 min. will feel like a long time (like ALL the barbell movements), and for other movements, 2 min. will seem like a short time (like ALL the gymnastics movements—unless you have some ninjas!). Where possible, keep intensity high and rest short.

For the movements that people can perform quickly, have them hit these at an aggressive pace that they know they can handle for 2 min., though it will feel spicy. For some people, that might mean performing up to 15+ Squat Cleans in 1 min., while for others that might mean 10+ reps in 1 min. They should be able to get a few more reps per minute on the Jerks. The load should be something that they can handle the above with. Challenge some people to go heavier today rather than scaling the load. It is OK if they don’t get that many reps; they have other movements where they can push the intensity.

For the Ring Pull-ups and Toes-to-bars, the goal should be upwards of 10 per min. Because it is just one time through, you will have some people who don’t usually perform these movements in a workout being able to give it a shot. Set the standard for both movements before the workout so people know what to hit each rep.

The same goal of 10+ per min. for those HSPUs should be achievable, with your Competitors getting close to 15-plus.

Since the Squat Clean and Jerk is the last movement, really push them to hammer out as many as possible with whatever they have left in the tank. This might mean sets of as low as 1-3 with quick breaths in between.

The biggest challenge once they are past those first 2 min. will be to perform movements under heavy breathing and muscle fatigue. This means they shouldn’t go all out on the Squat Cleans, but should push to the point of yuck.

Fitness: We want to keep the intensity as high as possible for these athletes. A total of 15-20 reps per 2 min. for each movement should be the goal (give or take some movements).

Scoring

Total reps.
* Add all reps together for the 6 movements to get 1 number.

Scaling

  • Barbell movements: Scale the load as needed. Sets of 5+ should be the goal.
  • Ring Pull-ups: Scale to banded regular Pull-ups (unless you are OK with messing around with bands on rings), then perform Jumping Pull-ups for intensity.
  • Handstand Push-ups: Scale to Box Pike Push-ups, then to Pike Push-ups. Sets of 5 + are the goal.
  • Ring Toes-to-bars: Scale to Hanging Knee Raises (Ring or Bar). Set the standard at knees break parallel.

 

Fitness

  • Hanging Knee Raises: Scale to Lying Bent Leg Knee Raises.
  • For Further Study: Box Rock Drill and Handstand Stability

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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04 Jul HOME WOD – Saturday 4 July 2020

Happy July 4th America! We know this isn’t a holiday celebrated in every country, but it is a big one over here in the US so we like to recognise it. We like this workout because it is a classic CrossFit triplet that isn’t too crazy for the majority and is easily scalable. So for those folk outside the US, this isn’t out of the range of a regular day.

 

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Briefing video

 

Daily Board

 

 

 

Partially Loaded & Rx’d

(For Unloaded please click on the Unloaded Tab.)

 

WARM-UP~ 15 MINS

(10 min.)

While partner 1 attempts to row a perfect 100 m! (To get a perfect 100m, athletes must use full pulls on the rower with no breaks in between pulls and land exactly on 100m.)

Partner 2 performs alternating long lunges.
Switch.

Who ever rowed the closest to the perfect 100 m, doesn’t need to perform the penalty below —–>
*Add a 2 x burpee penalty per missed metre (if you land on 98 m, you perform 4 burpees).

Perform a total of 3 rounds. Mix up the penalties if you want and if it is the same person winning each time, at the end of the three rounds, have them perform 6 burpees for fun 😉

(5+ min.) Shoulder Warmup #1

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 40 MINS

 

(15 min.) Prep for Workout:

10 Deadlift
10 Ring rows
10 Box step ups

 

8 Deadlift
8 Jumping pull-ups
8 Over the bar jumps

 

6 Deadlifts
6 Pull-ups
6 Box jumps

 

4 Deadlifts
4 Pull-ups
4 Box jumps

 

* Increase the deadlift weight each round, with the set of 4 being their working weight.
* Increase the box jump height to their working height for the last round.

 

(20-25 min.) Perform Workout
* Each round should take around 3-4 min.

WARM-UP

Run 200-400 m

 

Tabata: 8 rounds
20-sec. Crazy Finnish Exercise and 10-sec. (rest) Dead Bug

 

2 Rounds
10 Good-mornings
15 sec. Supine Plank
15 sec. Side Plank – R
15 sec. Side Plank – L

 

WOD

4 rounds

200 m Run
20 Good-mornings – hold object if possible
30 sec. Supine Plank
30 sec. Side Plank (15 sec. R + 15 sec. L)

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

 

Scaling

Modify Run to 20 Walking Lunges
Scale Side Planks to knees

 

WOD

15 SA. Deadlift (each side)
20 Object jumps or jump-overs
15 DB Chainsaws (each side)
5 rounds

WOD GOAL

Happy July 4th America! We know this isn’t a holiday celebrated in every country, but it is a big one over here in the US so we like to recognise it. We like this workout because it is a classic CrossFit triplet that isn’t too crazy for the majority and is easily scalable. So for those folk outside the US, this isn’t out of the range of a regular day. There is a lot of pulling today. From the ground and overhead. Both shoulders and back are going to get lit up somewhere around the third round.

 

Some people might want to give the competitor option a go today since that is the ‘rxd’ workout. If you are ok with that, you will need to allocate more time for the workout and give them some ‘hand care’ advice for all those pull-ups.

 

We will leave it up to you how you need to organise your space due to covid restrictions. If sharing boxes isn’t an option, then you may need to perform over the barbell jumps instead. Double the reps.

Choose a load that they are comfortable doing 10 reps unbroken with. This applies to the other two movements as well. It shouldn’t be so easy that the workout takes 10 min., but just hard enough so that they get slowed down by it as the rounds progress.

 

Scoring

Time to complete workout

Scaling

Deadlifts: Scale load as needed. They should be able to perform 15 reps unbroken while fresh AND while under fatigue.

Box jumps: Scale the height as needed. They should feel comfortable jumping up onto the height they choose when they are tired. If they are scared when they are fresh, it is too high.

* For fitness, start with step ups as the modification OR use a plate to perform low box jumps on.

Pull-ups: Use bands today if you are ok with that. Otherwise, scale to a challenging ring row, then to a jumping pullup.

 

WOD

Roy
15 Deadlifts (185/135 lb.)
15 box jumps (24/20 in.)
15 pull-ups

5 rounds

 

WOD GOAL

Happy July 4th America! We know this isn’t a holiday celebrated in every country, but it is a big one over here in the US so we like to recognise it. We like this workout because it is a classic CrossFit triplet that isn’t too crazy for the majority and is easily scalable. So for those folk outside the US, this isn’t out of the range of a regular day. There is a lot of pulling today. From the ground and overhead. Both shoulders and back are going to get lit up somewhere around the third round.

 

Some people might want to give the competitor option a go today since that is the ‘rxd’ workout. If you are ok with that, you will need to allocate more time for the workout and give them some ‘hand care’ advice for all those pull-ups.

We will leave it up to you how you need to organise your space due to covid restrictions. If sharing boxes isn’t an option, then you may need to perform over the barbell jumps instead. Double the reps.

The intention of the workout is to plug away at a consistent, efficient pace. Nothing should be done at speed, unless your athletes know for sure they can maintain this pace across all five rounds.

 

The deadlift load is light to moderate, but there are 75 reps, so it might get a little spicy for some people. Regardless, your top athletes should be able to do all 15 unbroken each round. The box jumps are 24” for the rx’d version and we brought it down to 20” for everyone else (men and women). This way, your quicker athletes should be able to cycle those box jumps no problem each round and the majority of your athletes will be able to do quick jump up/step down transitions for each round.

The goal for the pull-ups should be able to be done in two sets in the early rounds and maybe 3 in the last few rounds. See the scaling options below.

Your top athletes will go sub or around 20 min. Allow up to 25 min. for the majority. It is up to you whether you want to enforce the time cap, if you don’t, then you should allocate up to 30 min, because there will be people who take that long.

Scoring

Time to complete workout

 

Scaling

Deadlifts: Scale load as needed. They should be able to perform 15 reps unbroken while fresh AND while under fatigue.

Box jumps: Scale the height as needed. They should feel comfortable jumping up onto the height they choose when they are tired. If they are scared when they are fresh, it is too high.

* For fitness, start with step ups as the modification OR use a plate to perform low box jumps on.

Pull-ups: Use bands today if you are ok with that. Otherwise, scale to a challenging ring row, then to a jumping pullup.

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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03 Jul HOME WOD – Friday 3 July 2020

We are taking a break from going overhead today and focusing on pulling and pushing in multiple planes.

 

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Briefing video

 

Daily Board

 

 

 

Partially Loaded & Rx’d

(For Unloaded please click on the Unloaded Tab.)

 

WARM-UP~ 20 MINS

(10 min.) Warm up in teams of 3

Accumulate 2,100 m. of Rowing as fast as possible. Have each person Row at least 200 m at a time.
While 1 person is Rowing, another person is performing Long Lunge Sequence and the other person is performing Inchworms + 1 Push-up. Switch stations each time someone gets off the rower.

(10 min.) Mobility in teams of 3

* 90 sec. at each station:
1. Good-morning to Squat
2. Banded Side Plank Row (45 sec. each side)
3. Split Stance T-Spine Rotations
2 rounds each

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT ~ 35 MINS

 

(10 min.) Prep the Dips (stay in groups of 3)

30 sec. Top of Dip Hold
30 sec. Dip Negatives
30 sec. Rest
3 rounds – Everyone starts at one of the stations and rotates

 

Then, have everyone attempt the following (either with or without bands):
1-2-3-4-5-6
Strict Dips

 

As soon as they start to fail, start performing Kipping Dips.
* At first, use this as an opportunity to have them practice something more challenging than what they normally do. Then, use their workout modification for the later sets.

 

(10 min.) Prep the DB Row

Using 1 load lighter than their workout weight, perform 10 reps (no Burpee), 5 on each side. Coach them through this and teach them the correct positions.

Then, using their workout weight, perform 5 reps on each side.
Then, perform 4 full reps. A full rep = 1 rep right + 1 rep left + 1 burpee.

 

* Prep as needed for the workout.

(15 min.) Perform the Workout

 

WARM-UP

2 Rounds

10 Stationary Step-ups
10 Plank Shoulder Taps

 

30 sec. Hollow Hold (knee tuck hold)
30 sec. Sit-ups
30 sec. Plank
30 sec. V-ups
30 sec. Plank Get downs/get-ups
30 sec. Burpees

 

WOD

8 Rounds

8 Step-ups with object if possible
8 Burpee
8 V-Ups
8 Plank Get down/get-ups

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

 

Scaling

Scale Burpee to Kick Back
Use scaling for V-up in the video above (knee tuck)
Scale to knees for Plank get down/ups.

 

WOD

30 sec. Double-unders
30 sec. Rest
30 sec. Object Dip
30 sec. Rest
30 sec. DB Renegade Row +

5 ROUNDS

 

WOD GOAL

We are taking a break from going overhead today and focusing on pulling and pushing in multiple planes. We are using a 1:1 work-to-rest ratio, which will allow the athletes to maximize how much work they get done within each effort. The reps will vary between each movement, given the types of movements they are. The Row will be the quickest rep accumulator and the most metabolically demanding movement, while the Ring Row will be the hardest technical movement, making it tough to accumulate reps. The DB Row + Burpee will take the longest to perform, since it is technically 3 reps for every 1 rep.

The DB Row + Burpee is performed in a Plank position. 1 rep = 1 Row on right arm + 1 row on left arm + 1 Burpee (hands on DBs). We chose this load because athletes only perform 2 reps at a time with a Burpee in between. We feel like they will be able to sustain this over the 30 sec.

Have athletes start on different movements if you are short on Rowers. Alternatively, you can modify to Biking or Shuttle Runs (20 m) instead.

 

Everyone: The goal is to maintain the same results across each movement for at least the first 3 rounds, then there will be some expected drop off for the last 2. We want athletes to go out hard and try to hold on for all 5 rounds. This is possible for the Row and the DB Row/Burpee, but the nature of Ring Dips is that when they start to fail, there is no amount of rest that will allow them to get the same high number of reps. We suggest picking a number of reps for the Dips that they know is manageable to hit each round. For the Row and the DB Row/Burpee, just go all out every time. Since the rest is built in, athletes won’t need to factor that in.

* For the Dips, we want people to be able to hold at least 3-5 reps each time they jump up, to maximize intensity and volume. Take this into consideration when you help with scaling. This goes for all categories.

Competitors and top athletes should be looking at 10/8 Cals. on the Row, 10-15 Dips, and 5-6 DB Rows/Burpees per round. For the majority, a good goal across the board would be 7/5 Cals. on the Row, 8-10 Dips, and 3-4 DB Rows/Burpees.

 

Scoring

Add together all reps from all movements for 5 rounds to reach 1 total number.

* Either keep a running tally for each round and add the rounds together, or keep a movement tally for all 5 rounds and add all movement reps together.

 

Scaling

Ring Dips: Scale to using a light band, or perform a Box/Bench Dip.

DB Row + Burpee: Scale the load as needed.

Fitness

DB Row + Burpee: Scale the load as needed and scale the Burpee to a Kick-back.

For Further Study: Death, then CrossFit.

 

 

WOD

30 sec. Row for Cals.
30 sec. Rest
30 sec. Ring Dips
30 sec. Rest
30 sec. DB Row + Burpee (50/35 lb.)
30 sec. Rest
5 rounds

 

WOD GOAL

We are taking a break from going overhead today and focusing on pulling and pushing in multiple planes. We are using a 1:1 work-to-rest ratio, which will allow the athletes to maximize how much work they get done within each effort. The reps will vary between each movement, given the types of movements they are. The Row will be the quickest rep accumulator and the most metabolically demanding movement, while the Ring Row will be the hardest technical movement, making it tough to accumulate reps. The DB Row + Burpee will take the longest to perform, since it is technically 3 reps for every 1 rep.

The DB Row + Burpee is performed in a Plank position. 1 rep = 1 Row on right arm + 1 row on left arm + 1 Burpee (hands on DBs). We chose this load because athletes only perform 2 reps at a time with a Burpee in between. We feel like they will be able to sustain this over the 30 sec.

Have athletes start on different movements if you are short on Rowers. Alternatively, you can modify to Biking or Shuttle Runs (20 m) instead.

 

Everyone: The goal is to maintain the same results across each movement for at least the first 3 rounds, then there will be some expected drop off for the last 2. We want athletes to go out hard and try to hold on for all 5 rounds. This is possible for the Row and the DB Row/Burpee, but the nature of Ring Dips is that when they start to fail, there is no amount of rest that will allow them to get the same high number of reps. We suggest picking a number of reps for the Dips that they know is manageable to hit each round. For the Row and the DB Row/Burpee, just go all out every time. Since the rest is built in, athletes won’t need to factor that in.

* For the Dips, we want people to be able to hold at least 3-5 reps each time they jump up, to maximize intensity and volume. Take this into consideration when you help with scaling. This goes for all categories.

Competitors and top athletes should be looking at 10/8 Cals. on the Row, 10-15 Dips, and 5-6 DB Rows/Burpees per round. For the majority, a good goal across the board would be 7/5 Cals. on the Row, 8-10 Dips, and 3-4 DB Rows/Burpees.

 

Scoring

Add together all reps from all movements for 5 rounds to reach 1 total number.

* Either keep a running tally for each round and add the rounds together, or keep a movement tally for all 5 rounds and add all movement reps together.

 

Scaling

Ring Dips: Scale to using a light band, or perform a Box/Bench Dip.

DB Row + Burpee: Scale the load as needed.

Fitness

DB Row + Burpee: Scale the load as needed and scale the Burpee to a Kick-back.

For Further Study: Death, then CrossFit.

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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02 Jul HOME WOD – Thursday 2 July 2020

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Briefing video

 

Daily Board

 

 

 

 

WARMUP

Partially Loaded & Rx’d

(For Unloaded please click on the Unloaded Tab.)

 

(10-15 min.) Warm-up – Use light KB (one or two loads less than workout weight)

100-m Farmer’s Carry (50-m Right Arm + 50-m Left Arm)
10 Deadlift + Goblet Squat (1 Deadlift + 1 Goblet Squat = 1 rep)
100-m Front-rack Carry (50-m RA + 50-m LA)
10 Goblet Walking Lunges
100-m Single-arm OH Carry (50-m RA + 50-m LA)
4 TGUs (2 RA + 2 LA)

* With time remaining, perform 5-10 reps of Ninja Hip Flow.

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT

(15-20 min.) Work up to a heavy 50-m Single-arm OH Carry

In partners, work up to a heavy 50-m Single-arm OH Carry (25-m RA + 25-m LA)
* P1 works while P2 rests, then switch.

Use 3-5 efforts to reach their max. For some, it may take 3 efforts. If you don’t have heavy enough KBs, use DBs.
* Make sure athletes maintain an optimal body position for the 50 m. Back arching and side leaning means they are NOT.

* Some people will be restricted by shoulder mobility. If that is the case, have them go lighter and perform 100-m efforts instead.

(5 min.) Prep for the Workout

Using their workout load, have them perform:
8 Backward KB Lunges + 15 Air Squats

* Prep as needed for the workout.

(5-7 min.) Perform the Workout

 

WARMDOWN

Repeat 5-10 reps of the Ninja Flow. If time permits, perform some Shoulder Band work.

 

WARM-UP

2 Rounds

10 Air Squats to up-and-over fence
10 Inchworm + 1 Push-up
10 Samson Stretch
10 Warrior Stretch

 

5 Double Pulsing Air Squat
5-10 Chair Dips
10 Toe taps

 

WOD

AMRAP 10 min.

10 Double Pulsing Air-Squats (one pulsing (half squat + one full squat = 1 rep)
10 Chair Dips
20 Object Toe Taps

 

Scoring
As many rounds and reps as possible in 10 min.

 

Scaling

Scale Dips to Push-ups.
Scale UP to elevated feet.

WOD

12 Reverse Lunges with 1 DB
50 m Walk with 1 Arm DB OH Carry
25 Air Squats
3 Rounds

 

WOD Design and Logistics

Today, we are changing gears a bit after the heavy, taxing start to the week. We have a short, lower-body blaster with some static overhead work in store. Since the overhead work is static rather than dynamic, as well as short (50 m), any soreness from yesterday’s Thrusters won’t affect this movement too much. The back-to-back reps of the Lunges and Air Squats will make for a tough transition, but the reps and overall volume is low, so it shouldn’t change the intended speed of the workout as a whole.

The load is set to moderate for the Lunges and OH Carry, but for many athletes it will feel as though there’s a discrepancy between the two movements due to a lack of mobility and stability strength in the OH position while walking. In this case, you can have them use separate loads for each movement if you think it is appropriate.

*The Carry is intended to use the same load as the Lunges.

*For the Lunges, athletes can hold the KB in Goblet or Front Rack (on one side).

We have included some time in the prep to work up to a heavy Single-arm OH Carry. This will highlight how hard the movement is for many people and help with stabilization overhead, further preparing them for the workout.

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

 

WOD Goal

Everyone: We have prescribed the same load for the Competitors and Rx’d folks. To increase the difficulty for your Competitors today, instead of increasing the load, you can turn the Lunges into Single-arm OH Lunges, if you’d like.

Nothing should be broken up today. The hardest part will be the transition from the Squats to the Lunges, but it shouldn’t slow anyone down enough for them to need to take too much of a break in between. It is intended to be a sprint. NO running with the Carries, though. Your top athletes will be able to complete this workout in under 5 min., with most of your athletes finishing around 6-7 min.

 

Scaling

Everyone

Reverse KB Lunges: Reduce the load as needed. Use dumbbells if there aren’t enough kettlebells.

Single-arm OH Carry: First, reduce the load as needed. Then, hold the KB or DB in the front-rack position instead.

Air Squats: Scale the reps to 15-20 per round, then modify the movement as needed for individual athletes.

 

Fitness

Lunges: If needed, omit the KB.

WOD

12 Reverse Lunges with 1 KB (24/16 kg)
50-m Single-arm OH Carry
30 Air Squats
3 rounds

 

WOD Design and Logistics

Today, we are changing gears a bit after the heavy, taxing start to the week. We have a short, lower-body blaster with some static overhead work in store. Since the overhead work is static rather than dynamic, as well as short (50 m), any soreness from yesterday’s Thrusters won’t affect this movement too much. The back-to-back reps of the Lunges and Air Squats will make for a tough transition, but the reps and overall volume is low, so it shouldn’t change the intended speed of the workout as a whole.

The load is set to moderate for the Lunges and OH Carry, but for many athletes it will feel as though there’s a discrepancy between the two movements due to a lack of mobility and stability strength in the OH position while walking. In this case, you can have them use separate loads for each movement if you think it is appropriate.

*The Carry is intended to use the same load as the Lunges.

*For the Lunges, athletes can hold the KB in Goblet or Front Rack (on one side).

We have included some time in the prep to work up to a heavy Single-arm OH Carry. This will highlight how hard the movement is for many people and help with stabilization overhead, further preparing them for the workout.

 

Scoring

Time to complete the workout.

 

WOD Goal

Everyone: We have prescribed the same load for the Competitors and Rx’d folks. To increase the difficulty for your Competitors today, instead of increasing the load, you can turn the Lunges into Single-arm OH Lunges, if you’d like.

Nothing should be broken up today. The hardest part will be the transition from the Squats to the Lunges, but it shouldn’t slow anyone down enough for them to need to take too much of a break in between. It is intended to be a sprint. NO running with the Carries, though. Your top athletes will be able to complete this workout in under 5 min., with most of your athletes finishing around 6-7 min.

 

Scaling

Everyone

Reverse KB Lunges: Reduce the load as needed. Use dumbbells if there aren’t enough kettlebells.

Single-arm OH Carry: First, reduce the load as needed. Then, hold the KB or DB in the front-rack position instead.

Air Squats: Scale the reps to 15-20 per round, then modify the movement as needed for individual athletes.

 

Fitness

Lunges: If needed, omit the KB.

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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01 Jul HOME WOD – Wednesday 1 July 2020

This month, we have Power movements and lots of Squatting on the menu for our single-modality strength day.

 

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Briefing video

 

Daily Board

 

 

 

 

WARMUP

(5-10 min.) Warm-up

Perform 20 Hands to Floor, Squat to Jumping Jacks
*Every 5 or so reps, yell a command (like “FREEZE!”) and have athletes freeze in a Supine Plank. The last person to get in a Plank has to perform 3 Burpees.
*If you don’t want to use the penalty, you can just make fun of the last person in a non-shaming way 🙂

 

(5-10 min.) Mobility

10 Arm Swings in each direction (forward and back, double arm, single arm, opposite directions, etc.)
10 Arm Circles in each position (start with wide circles, then slowly go to smaller and smaller circles)
1 min. Pole Stretch (each side)

 

5 Sit-ups to Pike (reach for R leg)
5 Sit-ups to Pike (reach for L leg)
5 Sit-ups to Straddle (reach for the middle)

 

10 Plane Crash Victims(5 facing down on floor, 5 belly up)

 

WORKOUT PREP & WORKOUT

(20 min.) Review and Prep for Workout

As a group, with a PVC or empty barbell, review the Thruster as:
Front Squat—Press—Push Press—Thruster

 

Then, get straight into warming up your lift with:

5-5-3-3-3
Thrusters

 

*Add a little load each set. The last set of 3 should be performed at or close to the weight of the workout’s first set of 3.

(15 min.) Perform Workout

*Perform a set every 4 min. to maximize recovery.

 

WARMDOWN

(10 min.) Optional Finisher

5 x 25 Wall-Ball efforts

*Partner up—while one person works, the other rests. There should be roughly 1 min. to 90 sec. of rest each between efforts.

5 Rounds

12 x Jumping air squats

12 x sit-ups


Scoring

5 Rounds for time

 

Scaling

Air squats instead of jumping air squats

 

WOD Goal

This one is going to be burn the Legs! Try and complete all 12 reps unbroken. If 12 reps are too easy.. increase the rep range to 15 or 20 reps. The sit-ups will give the lungs and legs a small break. Make sure you choose a rep range that will challenge your midline each round! Do five rounds.. make the legs burn. If you are just getting into training.. rather do less reps or scale down to normal air squats!

 

10 Rounds

8-10 DB Alt. Arms Thruster
Every 90 seconds.

OR

Thrusters
3-3-3-3-3

* Optional Finisher


Scoring

Total load lifted across all 5 sets.

 

Scaling

Thrusters: Scale load.

For Further Reading: Muscle Damage for Size and Strength

 

WOD Goal

This month, we have Power movements and lots of Squatting on the menu for our single-modality strength day. Today we are kicking off with some heavy Thrusters. This session will give athletes a chance to max out for 5 sets of 3 reps to test your strength capacity. We want each set to be max effort, which means we are going to take plenty of time to warm up to your starting weight and take plenty of rest between sets (3-5 min.). If any athlete fails a set at a desired weight, they will have ample time to re-attempt it if they choose to do so.

The Thrusters are taken off the rack today, so you don’t have to worry about the Squat Clean portion.

We have added an optional finisher for those wanting a little extra. If you’ve been with us for a while, you will know our feelings on these 😉 We want the focus to be the lifting and we believe that, if done properly, no one should need to do anything else. But we get that there are a few reasons why a finisher may be appropriate, so we still throw them in there occasionally. Be sure to take some time from somewhere else in the workout, since we don’t allocate time for a finisher in the session plan.

 

Fitness: We want the second set of 3 to be heavier than the first, so each set in your workout today should be getting heavier. These athletes will often get better with more repetition, so if they don’t necessarily feel that great at a certain weight, have them repeat it and then add more. It isn’t likely that these athletes will be going too heavy in terms of your overall strength reserve (since technique will inhibit them), so they can afford a few more sets to work on positions if need be.

Thrusters
3-3-3-3-3

* Optional Finisher

 


Scoring

Total load lifted across all 5 sets.

 

Scaling

Thrusters: Scale load.

For Further Reading: Muscle Damage for Size and Strength

 

WOD Goal

This month, we have Power movements and lots of Squatting on the menu for our single-modality strength day. Today we are kicking off with some heavy Thrusters. This session will give athletes a chance to max out for 5 sets of 3 reps to test your strength capacity. We want each set to be max effort, which means we are going to take plenty of time to warm up to your starting weight and take plenty of rest between sets (3-5 min.). If any athlete fails a set at a desired weight, they will have ample time to re-attempt it if they choose to do so.

The Thrusters are taken off the rack today, so you don’t have to worry about the Squat Clean portion.

We have added an optional finisher for those wanting a little extra. If you’ve been with us for a while, you will know our feelings on these 😉 We want the focus to be the lifting and we believe that, if done properly, no one should need to do anything else. But we get that there are a few reasons why a finisher may be appropriate, so we still throw them in there occasionally. Be sure to take some time from somewhere else in the workout, since we don’t allocate time for a finisher in the session plan.

 

Everyone: Typically, the Push Press portion of the movement is the inhibiting factor, so you can give athletes who know your Push Press numbers a good idea of where to ballpark your weight attempts based off that figure if they don’t know your Thruster max numbers.

Competitor & Rx’d: Shoot for a loading around or slightly above 85 percent across all sets.

Fitness: We want the second set of 3 to be heavier than the first, so each set in your workout today should be getting heavier. These athletes will often get better with more repetition, so if they don’t necessarily feel that great at a certain weight, have them repeat it and then add more. It isn’t likely that these athletes will be going too heavy in terms of your overall strength reserve (since technique will inhibit them), so they can afford a few more sets to work on positions if need be.

 

Mobility and Maintenance:

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Choose 2-3 Lower Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.

 

Nutrition Preparation:

Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration: Different for everyone – could be quiet time, prayer or meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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