A. Push-ups 5 sets of 20 reps Rest 1-2 minutes between sets
Scale: elevated (hands on a coffee table or something similar) Rx+ hand release push-ups
B. 12 rounds of: 10 alt step-ups (find a sturdy table/chair) 12 jumping air squats* 10 V-ups
*Get video and make sure you’re getting the depth you should be getting (get that hip crease below that knee!) A lot of people are so focused on the leg burn, they forget to reach the proper range of motion. If you’re getting low, jumping air squats are a BURNER of an exercise. Make sure to accelerate fast enough out of the bottom that your feet leave the floor high enough you could slide a piece of cardboard under your feet. Keep you squat mechanics sound with a focus on these 4 main things: 1) upright posture/back locked into extension 2) thighs in line with its corresponding foot 3) feet flat on the ground, with the weight over the middle of the foot 4) get as low as possible without compromising any of the above
CANCELED! Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, classes are canceled today.
Today was also the day we were supposed to host the American Red Cross to do the blood drive…very bummed about this in particular. We will let you know about rescheduling this.
Workout of the Day
We were supposed to be testing our Front Squats today. There have been so many 5RM and 3RM Personal Records, I was getting excited to see what was in store for the almighty 1 Rep Max. Hopefully we can resume Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
Below is a workout I’ve done dozens of times over the years. It is one of my go-to workouts when I’m traveling and stuck in a hotel room, or when I’m strapped for time and just want to get my heart rate up, breath heavily, and sweat. You need little space, zero equipment, not a lot of time, and if you’re free from orthopedic injuries, very little (if any) warm up is needed.
A. Every minute, for 20 minutes: 10 burpees
Get the burpees done as quickly as you can, then rest and recoup and get ready to repeat. If you are moving FAST, you should be looking at 30 seconds or less of work. Try to be consistent with your times for all 20 minutes.
If in the first 10 minutes or so, the burpees are taking you close to 40 seconds and you are feeling gassed, simply cut the reps down by 2 or 3. Or, if you know right off the bat that 10 is a bit of a reach for you, start with a lower number of reps.
Contrarily, if you are a Burpee Beast, and are getting the 10 reps done between 20-25 seconds and want to scale up and challenge yourself a bit more, try 11 reps, 12 reps, 13 reps, 14 reps, or even 15(!) reps on the minute.
It’s a lot of burpees today, so practice perfect movement to ingrain proper movement patterns into that brain of yours! -Keep elbows close and forearms vertical (think proper push-up position) -Ideally you jump back into a plank, and jump back to standing (as opposed to lunging back and forward) but do what works for you -Your feet should always land completely flat and at a width that is approximate to your squat stance -When you land with your feet flat, you should also try to land with your legs extended (think landing in a power clean position vs a squat clean position) -Extend the hips fully at the top and touch your hands together overhead
Another reason to come do a Saturday workout: The hoodies are in (for the ladies) & they are looking good! If you ordered a unisex/men’s hoodie: sorry but things are running behind because of production delays due to COVID. I am doing what I can to expedite things. If you ordered a cropped hoodie it will be in the lobby with your name on it.
A. In teams of two, with only one person working at a time, complete the following:
Five rounds of: 21 box jump overs 21 wall-balls
Four rounds of: 18 pull-ups 18 toes to bar
Three rounds of: 150m farmers carry (both partners carry) 15 box step overs w DBs or KBs
Two rounds of: 12 squat snatches 12 squat clean and jerks
One round of: 90 burpees
Masters: do the power variation of the snatches and cleans Rx+ 30/20 lb ball, ctb, 70s/50s, 155/105
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Workout of the Day
A. Front Squat 3RM Start light and build to a 3 rep max
We saw SO MANY PRs from the 5RM we did last week. Let’s bring the same strength and energy this week!
B. Every 2 minutes, for 14 minutes (7 rounds): 20 seconds on the assault bike
Score is calories for each round.
These are MAX EFFORT sprints, hence the longer rest periods. If you can welcome the leg, lung, and soul burn, instead of complying with the voice of weakness in your head telling you to slow down, you will reap the rewards of being a beast on the bike!