physical. 12/22/16

    Kettlebell Lifting Wolfbrigade

    Push press:

    5 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of 2RM

    Rest as needed between sets. If set requires interruption, adjust as little as needed to complete next set uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and range of motion- most specifically, a straight, strong lock-out- always govern weight.


    Kettlebell Thruster:

    3 x 5L, 5R @ as heavy as possible in each

    Rest as needed between sets. Position considered, each set/ each arm is to be performed as heavy as possible- adjust weight between sets as needed. Same as above- position and range of motion always govern weight.

    And then, as quickly as possible:

    100 Medicine ball throw @ 10/12lb. W, 12/16lb. M

    Today, throw is performed on the wall. In order for throwing a ball at a wall to be more than novelty, it needs to be attentive and violent. Focus on composition- not simply completion- and throw the ball like you mean it. Get out what you put in.

    And finally “Time under tension”:

    Single kettlebell rack hold @ heaviest Thruster weight from above + 20 calories Airdyne @ cool-down pace

    Lift and hold in strong, organized kettlebell rack position, switching arms as desired/ needed. Work to “True” failure (loss of physical positioning) not “Relative” failure (loss of mental endurance). If time reaches two minutes, you may stop if desired. If time is under two minutes, do it again, and accumulate at least two total minutes.

    Stand strong and organized- tension helps build strength, provided we stay engaged in the process.