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(Specialty warm-up: 5 empty bar press + 2/1000 overhead, 5L, 5R 1-arm kettlebell swing, 10L, 10R kettlebell "Around-the-body" pass) Press:

1 x 5 @ 50%, each with full, stopped 5/1000 overhead

2 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM

2 x 10 @ 50%, each with full, stopped 2/1000 overhead If a set requires interruption, make as minor a weight adjustment as possible prior to the next. When scheme is listed as “2 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.

Reminder: Position and organized execution always govern weight, and “locked out” always includes a rigid stop of motion: If/ when in doubt, lock out and pause… don’t guess.

Also: The holds both build strength, and prove/ improve position; If you are using all strength and little structure to lift and align the weight, they will feel very difficult, and that is a message worth listening to. If you are using sound structure once the finished position is reached, the feeling should be one of challenge, but also control and authority.

Hands- head- hips- heels, in a violent, accurate, straight line.

Then: 50 Kettlebell Figure-8 @ 1/4 BW (or, if needed, 5 x 10L, 10R Around-the-body pass, switching directions with one Figure-8)

50 Mace 360 @ (minimum) 10kg. W, 12kg. M