physical. 02/16/16

    Scaling.
    Reminder: All reasonable attempts should be made to have scaling of a movement be temporary. Weight can be tailored to an individual, but sound positioning is unarguable and universal.

    Power clean:

    Climb to a new 2RM using warm-up sets of no more than 5 reps (starting at no more than 60%) before adjusting weight. Rest as needed, and keep total number of post-warm-up lifts under 20 (Ex. 5, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2… ).

    Then:

    10L, 10R Kettlebell push press/ push jerk
    :20 sec. rest
    5L, 5R Kettlebell push press/ push jerk
    :20 sec. rest
    5L, 5R Kettlebell push press/ push jerk
    50 Band crawl
    (Minimum 12ft. distance @ 2 x 1″ band W, 3 x 1″ band M)

    Kettlebell weight is scaled to ability, and should pose a challenge in each set. Adjust (up or down) between sets as needed. Move expertly and powerfully in both presses and crawls- there is no value to casual, wiggly versions of either movement.

    And finally, “Time under tension”:

    Max-duration bar hang

    Today, use any grip you choose, and switch between them as needed. Work to “True” failure (loss of physical positioning) not “Relative” failure (loss of mental endurance). If time reaches two minutes, you may stop if desired. If time is under two minutes, do it again, and accumulate at least two total minutes. Note: If you made it at least one minute last time through, today, hold knees-up in a 90-degree angle or L-sit.