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July 7, 2019

 

ACTIVATION

3:00 Tempo Bike
1st minute slow, 2nd minute moderate, 3rd minute moderate/fast.

1 Round:
5 Spidermans each side
10 Wall Squats
10 Empty Barbell Overhead Squats
12 Superman Rocks

1:00 Warrior Squat

1:30 Tempo Bike
1st :30s slow, 2nd :30s moderate, 3rd :30s moderate/fast.

Power Snatch Complex (5 x 6)

On the 2:00 x 5 Sets:
1 Hang Power Snatch
2 Power Snatches
3 Overhead Squats

Inside this complex, we are looking to hold onto the bar throughout. If we must drop the bar from overhead between snatches, let's quickly reset onto the bar.

Set #1 - 60%
Set #2 - 65%
Set #3+4+5 - Build to a heavy complex for the day.

Bartender (AMRAP - Rounds and Reps)

AMRAP 10:
12 Deadlifts
9 Overhead Squats
6 Hang Power Snatches
Barbell - 115/85
Rx+ 155/105

In "Bartender" we have a test of barbell stamina.
Traditionally, we will couple the barbell with a gymnastic or "monostuctural" movement such as a bike or a row. But today, we are going directly at the barbell for the full 10 minutes. What this will require, is diligent pacing on our part as each movement does impact the others.

Above all, we'll need to exercise patience in the earlier rounds. This is a weight that we are confident in cycling for large sets early, and that can be a blessing and a curse. If we come out too aggressively, our round times can literally double in this workout.

Stimulus wise, we are looking for a moderate weight, and one that we feel confident we could hang power snatch or overhead squat for 15 reps unbroken when fresh if we were to go for it.

On all three movements, although this sounds a little "obvious", let's remind ourselves of midline stabilization here. When we breathe and relax, our torso moves. Slightly, but it "translates", placing demand on the smaller muscle groups surrounding our spinal structure. If we have such movement (often just do to not actively thinking about it), these muscles can become over taxed. And what results is what is known as the "back pump". Where the lower back, or a portion of the back, feels like lactic acid just got stuck in there. And this "pump" can shut us down, leaving us unable to squat and sometimes hinge. It leaves us after some time, but it feels like significant cramping sensation in the lower back. This is very common when we combine deadlifts with a weighted squat. Focus throughout all three movements on what we are doing with our abdominals. Breathe at the top of each rep, but brace during movement.

On the deadlifts, athletes may find 1-2 breaks helpful. In any event, breaking after the 11 reps to establish a snatch grip width sets us up.

**EXTRA**

Metcon (AMRAP - Rounds)

4 Rounds, Not for Time:
18 Banded Good Mornings
15 x 4-Count Flutter Kicks
12 Glute Bridges

On the glute bridges, we are free to weight these, as well as increase weight each round. Let's maintain an unbroken set of 9 reps each time however.

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