(Photo: You may have the guts, but the guts need fuel… )
Climb to a new 2RM in both lifts using warm-up sets of no more than 3 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. 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2… ).
Note: Achieving a 2RM is not done at all cost of mechanics, form, range of motion, or composure. Unless there’s money on the line, position, execution and range of motion always govern weight; “Locked-out”, whether it be standing up straight, or fully overhead, are non-negotiable positions.
And then, 1 Tabata interval (:20 sec. work/ :10 sec. rest x 8) of:
Weight is self-scaled and moderate; Adjust left-to-right each round. Count and attempt to match reps throughout; Though output may change, effort should remain at 100% in each and every round.
Kettlebell swing reminder: If we lose our strong hinge, back rounds, or legs fail to snap straight in the “drive” portion of the movement, adjust accordingly and continue safely.
And finally, “Time under tension”:
30 Dowel partial pull-over + 30 mace Good Morning @ minimum 10kg. W, 12kg. M + 30 cat/ cow stretch
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 heavy push/ pull day, and improving position for next time.
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