(Specialty warm-up: 10 kettlebell halo + 2/1000 extension, 5 weighted rocking chair, 50 mountain climber) Mace front pendulum: 20, 10, 10, 10- 10 Weight increases when denoted by commas, and then remains the same for a strong 2 x 10 (denoted by dashes). Begin at a moderate, challenging weight and end as heavy as possible for a *parallel-with-the-floor* 10 reps. Each set should be difficult, violent, and positionally sound. You will not force this, and perform it well; Mechanics, and momentum, are certain to lead this dance. Reminder: Top-to-bottom hand, matters. 360, shovel, front pendulum, extended arm holds; The demands are different with each on top, so we should balance, each on top. Thank you. Then, 10 Sled drag/ pull (20 yd. @ BW) “Drag” = forward, “Pull” = backward. Today, alternate drag with pull each trip, totaling 5 of each. If bodyweight does not seem like a challenge for 10 x 20 yd. trips, congratulations.
Move harder, and make it one. Then, attentively and aggressively, 6 rounds of: 4 Kettlebell halo + extension @ self-scaled, adjusted by round as needed 4 Pull-up 2 Chin-up 2 Dip 4 Inchworm :20 sec. rest/ assessment All movements are scaled to full ability in each round; Put in what you expect to get out, while also assessing and adjusting accordingly after having done so. Keep rest to designated placement/ duration, and remember that speed is never a substitute for form (or range of motion). And then: Sprint of 1/4 bodyweight in calories on Airdyne/ equivalent Same number of rocking chair @ (minimum) 15lb. W, 25lb. M Same number of Abmat sit-up @ 1/4 BW
1/4 bodyweight: Exactly 25% of what your body currently weighs. Check, don’t guess. You will always guess low.
Indulge any transitional impulses/ needs you have (arms only, arms + legs, legs only, underhand grip… ) except the one telling you to stop.
If you stop: Exit the bike, next person starts, you re-start from the beginning- no matter where you were in the process. Mind your mind, complete the task; Finishing spent is far better than starting twice.
And finally “Time under tension”: One-minute farmer hold @ minimum one interval above BW + 5 x 15 reps Hollow rock (maximum :20 sec. between sets) + 15 calories Airdyne/ equivalent @ not fast, not lazy