5 x 5 @ 65-75% of 2RM (power clean)
5 x 5 @ as heavy as possible in each set (double kettlebell clean)
Rest as needed between sets. Safety and quality considered, start and stay at 75% of 2RM in power clean, and as heavy as possible if choosing double kettlebell clean. When scheme is listed as “5 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and execution always govern weight.
Today: Perform 5 pull-up (scaled to ability) and 10 mace 360 (max 10kg.) or kettlebell halo (max 1/4 BW) immediately following each set of lifts, and rest as needed after the three movements are complete.
Then, 5 minutes of:
“Burpees from the bottom”
”Burpees from the bottom” simply begin and end with your chest on the floor. Today, trainer will call out a specific number of reps and intersperse varied durations of rest between them, and athletes will remain with chest on the ground ready to go until directed (very similar to our sprint start).
In a group, completing the designated number quickly will lead to a few extra breaths of rest between sets. If a set needs to be skipped due to fatigue, perform 20 additional burpees when the drill is over.
And then “Time under tension”:
Double kettlebell rack hold (W- 45lb. x 2, M- 62lb. x 2)
Lift and hold in strong, organized kettlebell rack position. 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.
Stand strong and organized- tension helps build strength, provided we stay engaged in the process.