physical. 01/05/18

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    5 x 1L, 1R 2- count Turkish Get-up @ (up to) 50% of 1RM
    50 Mace shovel @ minimum 10kg. W, 12kg. M (alternate left to right as desired)
    5 x 5L, 5R Kettlebell row @ as heavy as possible in each round

    Our 2-count Turkish Get-up helps us break the movement down into specific pieces by requiring a 2/1000 count at each transition point (there are 9). If we are skipping steps, making a technical error, or trying to hurry through a portion of the movement we are weak at, the 2/1000 will catch it and force an adjustment.

    Take reasonable rest as needed throughout; Address details, set up and re-set hard, and move with intent. Soft, casual versions of any of those movements are next to useless, likely dangerous, and definitely hideous.

    Shovel: Start/ finish position should be a seamless transfer from deadlift- make adjustments as needed. If suitable weight is not available, movement may also be scaled by shortening the distance between hands, always leaving the rear hand at the very end of the handle. Lock-out should feature both arms 100% straight, and aligned over their respective feet.


    50 Mace 360 @ (minimum) 10kg. W, 12kg. M
    1 minute rest
    100 Mace front pendulum
    @ (minimum) one interval above 360

    As always, position governs weight, and attention will govern position; Apply what you know, in order to lift what you can. Attempt no more than two trips to the ground in both 360 and pendulum sets.

    And then:

    100 Pistol-grip and/ or hand-to-hand kettlebell swing @ minimum 1/4 BW
    500 Jumprope

    Position, tension, violence of action: No soft swings, no lazy movement. Switch between variations as desired- focus today on fast, powerful hips and crisp, attentive transitions; “Power dexterity”.

    And finally, “Time under tension”:

    (Timed) 15-calorie Airdyne sprint + 50 hollow rock @ 15lb. W, 25lb. M + 25 calories Airdyne @ cool down pace

    Hollow rock: Take short rest only as needed today; Apply what you know, and accept no sub-standard reps.

    Airdyne: Cool-down pace should look like 30-40% of max RPM.

    Reminder! (Almost) all movements referenced above are linked to high-quality video demonstrations/ explanations!
    Please use them to your advantage!