Climb to a new 2RM using warm-up sets of no more than 5 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. 5, 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.
10, 5, 5, 5
Rest as needed between sets. Weight increases each set (denoted by commas between). Begin at a moderate, challenging weight and end as heavy as possible; Each rep/ set should be difficult, violent, and positionally sound.
Focus in this movement variation is a powerful, dynamic kettlebell high pull transitioning into an organized and aggressive “catch” in the standard Goblet position (hands on side of handles, forearms driven into sides of kettlebell). Hold for a 2/1000, quickly re-position hands, and re-trace steps to the ground. Organization of movement, power, timing, and dexterity all play an equal part in the safe and heavy completion of this lift.
And then, 5 rounds of:
Hustle in transitions, never abandon mechanics, and attempt little-to-no rest. If it is needed, keep it to 3 breaths (not to exceed :15 sec.) and take after jumprope.
And finally, “Time under tension”:
30 Dowel partial pull-over + 30 calorie Airdyne @ cool-down pace
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 pulling day, and improving position for next time.