physical. 06/14/17

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    5 x 7 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM

    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 “5 x 7″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight, and “locked out” always includes a rigid stop of motion.

    Today: Perform 5L, 5R 1-arm 360 (or 10 light kettlebell halo) and 5 pull-up immediately following each set of press, and rest as needed after the three movements are complete.

    Advanced pull-up suggestions include: Weighted, L-pull-up, chest-to-bar, negative. No kip, no butterfly.

    Then, 5 rounds of:

    10 Kettlebell halo + extension + 2/1000
    10 Bodyweight row
    10 Straight jump @ 15lbs, W, 25lbs. M
    10 “Prison” Abmat sit-up

    Kettlebell halo weight is self-scaled and should pose a challenge in each round. Each rep features a full 2/1000 locked-out overhead.

    No designated rest here; If needed, keep it short and specific (3 breaths or less/ :15 sec.). Move mechanically, breathe intelligently.

    And then, “Time under tension”:

    (Minimum) 25 High-quality sit-ups (Dowel/ “Prison” Abmat, V-up, hollow rock, 360)
    25 calorie Airdyne cool-down
    (Minimum) 1 mobility position (Evaluate/ test- re-test/ note improvement)

    Less specificity does not mean less accountability; think, fact-find, work hard, make progress.
    Or, do 25 half-lazy sit-ups and some unspecific mobility and continue to wonder why your strength and positioning aren’t improving.

    “Prison” sit-up: Interlock fingers and keep both hands behind the head. Reps count when shoulders and elbows touch the ground simultaneously. Butt stays on the ground, posture is upright at the top; Pace is not a substitute for position, even in simple movements.

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