10 Anchored squat/ hinge transition
10 Halo + extension
10 Squat (with implement)
50 Jumping jacks (touch hips/ legs at bottom, touch hands over head at top)
5 Straight jump
:30 sec. unweighted hinge hold
Warm-up should leave us warm, not tired; Scale accordingly, especially if just beginning training or adjusting to this style training for the first time. Range of motion, details of each movement, and bracing are all to be practiced and applied in warm-up just as they are in the training day; Attention in one leads directly to improvement in the other.
YouTube channel is linked at the bottom of each post; Watch and refresh- Don’t guess.
Curl + press:
7 x 3L, 3R @ slow, hard, and paused-to-full-ability
The implement starts 100% stationary each rep- lined directly up with your leg: Not in front, not behind. Once it lands in the “rack” position, stop, brace again, and press. Drive thumb to the back (do not rotate hand in) and insist on a straight wrist and straight arm in every rep. Add pauses to rack and overhead to make the weight you have at your disposal as heavy as it needs to be.
Rest reasonably between sets; Only take what you earn.
Then, 10 minutes of:
10L, 10R One-arm swing
5 breaths rest/ reset
No matter the weight, the hinge is the same; Refer to YouTube for positional reminders as needed. No guessing.
If we lose a full-range, non-wiggly push-up in the Inchworm, hold for a firm 2/1000 in the plank and then climb back to standing. Inchworm should transition from standing into an organized hinge as well, making it a great complement/ accessory to swing, deadlift, Good Morning…
10 x :15 sec. full-effort hollow hold
Building a bulletproof “power source” will improve all elements of your physicality- and simple, hard, non-gimmick sit-ups and holds are a sure-fire way to do so. Do not make this easy- make it the opposite; It’s the insulation for your hardest efforts.
Each day will end with varied durations of hollow hold, and the cool-down is a minimum of 25 cat/ cow stretch and 100 yd. brisk walk/ exercise bike ride/ etc.