Reminder prior to beginning this training week: If you have not watched through our concept, strategy, and "Lexicon" videos on the WBTV section of the site, please do so!
Some of the things mentioned and described are important components of each and every progress-minded training week we ever participate in. Thank you! Additionally, no matter the pace at which we are improving, there are most certainly things that are not doing so as quickly as others;
Identify them, assess them, improve them- And ask for our help! Please and thank you.
___________________ (Specialty warm-up: 5 Kettlebell high pull + Goblet squat (practice timing + transitions), 10 medicine ball throw) Front-loaded squat: 1 x 5 @ 50% of 2RM, 5/1000 @ top of each 7 x 5 @ (up to) 75% Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “7x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight. If barbell rack position is faulty/ less than optimal, adjust to heaviest possible kettlebell/ medicine ball; Where the weight is loaded (and the attention and aggression with which it is moved) is far more important than what the weight IS. Today: Perform 10 mace 360/ kettlebell halo (no extension) immediately following each set of squat, and rest as needed after the two movements are complete. Then: 25 Kettlebell high pull + Goblet squat OR Medicine ball power clean + squat @ (recommended) 1/2 BW
Take only the rest you need. Focus on an organized, powerful kettlebell high pull to transition into an aggressive “catch” in the Goblet position (hands on side of handles, forearms driven into sides of kettlebell); If using medicine ball, insist on the same standards, and "follow" it to the ground- drive it there, don't simply send it there. Start strong and hard, not soft and slow. If recommended weight breaks position, adjust accordingly and continue safely. Conversely, if 1/2 BW does not pose a significant challenge, adjust accordingly and continue progressively. And then, 5 minutes of: 5 Straight jump 10 Medicine ball throw @ 10/12lb. W, 14/16lb. M 1 Burpee Hustle in the transitions, limit rest, and manage breathing. Count and note completed rounds and partials as reference for next time. Throw: There is no value to lackadaisical, un-powerful power movements. Hurt the wall, hurt the ball, empty the tank. Burpee: We should not need a special, military-grade camera to capture your departure from the floor; Jump like you truly mean it, or do way more than one burpee. Make less, more. And finally, "Time under tension": Minimum 5 minutes movement-based cool-down; Assess/ address what you need, fix what you broke. This is not permission to avoid cool-down- It is simply an open door to self-assess, and do so in a way that most benefits you; The truly hungry, don't skip chances to eat.