physical. 08/26/16

    Worn down, but never worn out...

    5 rounds of:

    20 Mace front pendulum + :20 sec. hold
    10 Underhand bodyweight row
    10 Mace 360/ Kettlebell halo
    5 Chin-up
    1 minute rest

    Today, we will decelerate the mace at the end of the front pendulum reps and hold it in the “starting” position for a full :20 sec.- hands level with solar plexus, hips tucked, chest broad, and weight pointed at the ground. Extend arms as skill level allows.

    Weights on all movements today are self-scaled and challenging- put in what you expect to get out, and adjust by round as needed.


    100 Full-range lunge @ 10lb. W, 15lb. M (use bumper plate)

    Rest up to :20 sec. in 25-rep intervals if needed. If full-range lunge mechanics break, or stability becomes unsustainable, adjust to 50 forward and 50 reverse lunge, interspersing them in 10-rep intervals.

    Our full-range lunge begins with a forward lunge and continues into a reverse lunge without the foot touching in the middle. Step far enough forward and back to maintain 90-degree knee bend at the bottom in both directions. Maintain a stable, upright torso throughout.

    And then, “Time under tension”:

    25 Dowel partial pull-over + 50 Hollow rock

    Partial pull-over is active cool-down, and should be performed in organized positions- only pull dowel over to point of position break, maintain a brief hold, and repeat. Goal is opening up the upper body after a pulling/ rotation day, and improving position for next time.

    Break during hollow rock as needed to maintain integrity of movement; No lazy reps.