(Photo: What is the last thing anyone wants to hear in this needlessly, mindlessly over-indulgent time of year? Reminders about the importance of strong eating.)
5 rounds of:
1 minute mace shovel @ (minimum) 10kg. W, 12kg. M
1 minute plank hold
Switch arms as needed/ desired during shovel. Transition seamlessly between movements; There is no designated rest here. Recover breathing during plank hold, and emerge ready to brace and move with intent and composure.
50 Mace 360 + extension (5/1000 hold in each rep- change direction as desired)
Mace 360 + extension: Goal is both strengthening our command over the mace, and reinforcing the difference between the correct starting/ working position (holster/ close to body) and an incorrect one (arms anywhere near extended). Provided position is sound and proper tools are available- don’t under-lift.
And then, 5 rounds of:
Transition immediately between hold and movement. Accumulate as few drops and as many reps as possible, and work hard to match output throughout; No soft lifts, no lazy reps.
And finally, “Time under tension”:
Kettlebell swing: If designated weight is not a cool-down weight, adjust accordingly.
Reminder! (Almost) all movements referenced above are linked to high-quality video demonstrations/ explanations!
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