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(Specialty warm-up: 10 bench press @ 1/2 BW + 3/1000 @ top, 3L, 3R kettlebell clean, 5 "Floor to feet")

Bench press:

5 x 3 @ 60% of 2RM/ scheme-appropriate weight, each with 3/1000 @ top

3 x 5 @ (up to) 85%/ scheme-appropriate

3 x 5 @ (up to) 60%, each with 5/1000 @ top

Rest as needed between sets. If a set requires interruption, make as minor a weight adjustment as possible prior to the next. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and organized execution always govern weight, and “locked out” always includes an organized and violent stop of motion. Tension, not balance.

Today: 10 mace 360 (and/ or 10-2) at an accessory weight, and rest after the two lifts are complete.

Then, 5 rounds of:

3 Kettlebell clean (Left)

:30 sec. rack hold

3 Kettlebell clean (Right)

:30 sec. rack hold

5 Burpee

5 "Floor to feet" (Bottom of burpee to hinge position and immediately back to floor)

:15 sec. rest

5 Burpee

5 "Floor to feet"

(Optional) :30 sec. rest

Kettlebell clean/ hold weight is scaled to ability(recommended at 1/2 BW) and may adjust by round as needed. Posture governs weight; Demand a high, hard rack position and the same torso position you would press or squat from. Even in fatigue, the burpee should never become a wiggly, flailing mess; Move powerfully, attentively, and quickly.

And then, “Time under tension”:

Plank hold (unweighted, 2 minutes uninterrupted) +

3 rounds of: 1/2 rocking chair (to floor) + 15 hollow rock + back to standing = 1 round +

15 cat/ cow stretch +

15 calorie Airdyne/ equivalent @ cool-down pace


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