Tuesday 2/28/17

Strength Cycle: Open Cycle – Week 1
*We would normally start a new cycle off with a week of testing, but we’re just hopping right in the cycle this time, instead. We’re bringing back heavy squats and overhead lifts, again. There’s a lot of “unknowns” with the Open, so we hope we don’t repeat anything during the week that would affect our performance at Friday Night Lights, but we won’t know until it happens. So, hang on and hold tight.

4 Front Squat
(Start around 80%)
10-15 Partner Feet Throws – yea, remember those good ole’ things? We’re bringing back this cycle. P1 lies on back and holds ankles of P2, lifting feet and hips up. P2 throws feet at random angles back toward the floor while P1 resists.

3 Rounds
20 High Box Step Ups – 30/24″ (S: Pistols)
15 Hang Power Cleans – L: 95/65; S: 135/95
L: 40; S: 80 Double Unders
*Cap = 18min. Recover during the step ups / pistols, then push everything else. Don’t take more than 2 sets on the HPC.

Daily Reading
1. Are Multivitamins Right for Your Body?
2. 5 Cues That Can Screw Up Your Lifting
3. A Tortured Love of Vitamin D
4. Get your stress under control to reduce belly fat in 10 realistic steps

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