physical. 11/07/15


    Kettlebell push press/ push jerk:

    Using warm-up sets of no more than 2-3 reps per arm, and keeping total reps under 30 (15L, 15R) climb to and find your 1RM push press/ push jerk. Controlled, organized lock-out constitutes a completed rep, and as always, position and execution govern weight.

    Then, 5 minutes of the following kettlebell complex:

    1 Kettlebell swing clean
    1 1-arm kettlebell swing
    1 Kettlebell snatch

    1 + 1 + 1 = 1 rep. Goal is fluid, seamless transition from movement to movement, and hand-to-hand switches from side-to-side. Alternate arms as desired. Weight today is self-scaled and moderate.

    And 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 finally, with a partner, 2 aggressive rounds of:

    Partner drag:

    2 trips “Leader” @ 20 yd. each
    2 trips “Follower” @ 20 yd. each
    40 Abmat sit-up @ 10lb. W, 15lb. M (Use bumper plate)
    1 minute rest

    4 total trips + 40 total sit-up = 1 round. Today, alternate work/ rest in sit-up rounds.

    Follower: Drape a rope/ belt/ band around your partners hips and make them tow you. Put the brakes on by pulling your shoulders back and pushing your hips forward, keeping your guts tight, and leaving your weight on your heels. Arms are straight. Keep your legs wide so you don’t have to scurry around theirs.
    Leader: Get low, stay on the balls of your feet, stay postured up, and drive forward with intent.
    Abmat sit-up: Today, weight is locked out in front throughout each rep- hands at chest level, arms straight. Concept: As you sit up, pull your shoulders down. Goal is rock-solid upper body position, forcing the guts to do all the work.