A) For quality, not for time:
15 Russian Kettlebell Swings, 53#/35#
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings, 53#/35#
5 Russian Kettlebell Swings, 53#/35#
5 Goblet Squats, 53#/35#
10 Good Mornings
20 seconds Bar Hang
1 Second Pause Deadlift from the floor
3 sets x 3 reps
2 sets x 3 reps
Objective: build to a weight that is very challenging for two sets.
Feet are in the athletic position, hip-width apart. Load your hamstrings before you engage the first pull. Athletes will lift the bar one inch off the ground for a 1-second pause then continue to lift the bar through the whole range of motion of a deadlift. Once the bar passes your knee, extend your hips forward and keep pulling the bar close to your body. Pause one inch off the ground for 1 second.
8 Strict Pull-Ups
8 Box Jumps, 36″/28″
12 Kettlebell Swings, 32kg/24kg
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Pull-Up: as long as athletes can perform strict pull-ups at least in singles with short rest, do not scale repetitions. This workout is a good opportunity to work on strict movement. For athletes who cannot perform strict pull-ups, scale to strict ring rows.
Box Jump: all athletes should be encouraged to step down, not jump down! Scale height with safety as number one priority. Athletes should focus on getting a good jump on every repetition, taking a moment to set up and explode. Speed is less important than making every jump safe and perfect. Athletes who cannot safely jump may perform step-ups.
Kettlebell Swing: weight should be challenging but manageable. Athletes should complete swings in no more than two sets per round.
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