(Specialty warm-up: 5L, 5R mace "short shovel" (heavier), 5L, 5R mace shovel- stopped at top) Perform as many quality, powerful reps as possible of: Mace shovel @ 10kg. W, 12kg M (3 minute round) Mace front pendulum @ 10kg. W, 12kg. M (3 minute round) Rocking chair @ 15lb. W, 25lb. M (use bumper plate) (2 minute round) Partner drag/ broad jump (2 minute round) Medicine ball throw @ 10/ 12lb. W, 14/ 16lb. M (2 minute round) Chin-up (Full-range, minimal kicking, wiggling, or jumping- partner assist is preferable! 2 minute round) Goal is 1 minute rest between. If timing a partner, and the rest ends up longer, be sure the performance following it reflects the additional rest. Movements are to be performed in listed order, with exception of partner drag/ broad jump and medicine ball throw, which may be completed in either order desired, or as access to space/ equipment demands. Preference is partner drag, with broad jump as a suitable- but more different than similar- alternative. Lifts and throws: Switch sides/ direction/ hand position as desired, being sure to match left-to-right as closely as possible. Focus on mechanics, and move with power and intent in each round. Note: Accumulating reps on a descending clock is not done at all cost of mechanics, form, range of motion, or composure. Unless there’s money on the line, position and execution always govern weight/ output. Additionally, strategizing brief rest by assessing previous/ recent performance (as opposed to working until fatigue has already gotten too far ahead of you... ) is often a sound strategy in training on a descending clock. Then: 50 Tipped-forward hammer/ mace squat (5 x 5L, 5R top hand- mechanics govern weight- keep it light, adjust as needed) Tipped-forward squat is geared for positional reinforcement, isometric strength/ bracing improvement, and simple, basic suffering. If done correctly, these will be light, challenging, and helpful; Rest briefly as needed, and put in what you expect to get out. Hard, patient, diagnostic, full-range reps, or... do something else... And then, 1 Tabata interval (:20 sec. work/ :10 sec. rest x 8) of: Battle rope If counting throws of the rope becomes unsustainable, visual effort is our measuring stick today. Work as hard as you can throughout, and move in strong, organized positions.
Any full stop of motion/ visible lack of effort: One additional :20 sec. round per occurrence.
If no suitable rope is available: Please perform our 'push-up walk': 3 steps forward on hands in a great plank position + 1 push up + repeat- in same timing scheme.
And finally, “Time under tension”: 5L, 5R Mace "Short shovel" @ either heavier, or lighter/ harder (more like a power swing) 15 Kettlebell Good Morning (or kettlebell suitcase Good Morning) @ heavy, self-scaled (3 x 5) + 50 1-arm kettlebell swing (5 x 5L, 5R) @ 25lb. W, 35lb. M (cool-down weight) + 15 cat/ cow stretch Switch arms in a powerful and organized manner in 5-rep sets; If designated weight is not a cool-down weight, adjust accordingly.