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Saturday 08.17.19

Warm-Up

A) 2 Rounds:
12 Step-Ups on a box
12 Strict Press, with an empty bar
12 Calorie Row

B) 3 Rounds:

60 Second Plank
30 Singles
15 Double-Unders

Strength

Bench Press

8 reps @ RPE 6
8 reps @ RPE 7
8 reps @ RPE 8

Strength Tip

Here we are using the RPE chart to regulate the training intensity. The chart ranges from 1-10, with 1 being absolutely no effort, and 10 being a maximum effort.

Objective: build to an RPE of 8 for 2 sets of 8 repetitions with every weight jump.

Lay on a bench, with your eyes level with the barbell overhead. Grab an even grip slightly outside of your shoulders. The bar should be in the heel of your palm. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, and plant your feet into the ground. Take the bar off the rack. Bring the bar down slowly (3-second descent) to your chest and repeat as needed.

Workout

EMOMx20:

30 seconds Double-Unders
30 seconds Handstand Push-Ups
30 seconds Box Jumps
30 seconds Push-Ups

Workout Tip

Alternate each round between stations until 20 minutes is complete.

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Thursday 08.22.19

Warm-Up

A) 5 Rounds 20 seconds / 10 seconds off:

Bike at RPE 9

B) 4 Rounds:

4 Hand Release Push-Ups
8 Dumbbell Snatches, 35#/25#
8 Step-Ups on high box

Strength

Bench Press

6 reps @ RPE 6
6 reps @ RPE 7
6 reps @ RPE 8×2 sets

Strength Tip

Here we are using the RPE chart to regulate the training intensity. The chart ranges from 1-10, with 1 being absolutely no effort, and 10 being a maximum effort.

Objective: build to an RPE of 6 for 2 sets of 6 repetitions with every weight jump.

Lay on a bench, with your eyes level with the barbell overhead. Grab an even grip slightly outside of your shoulders. The bar should be in the heel of your palm. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, and plant your feet into the ground. Take the bar off the rack. Bring the bar down slowly (3-second descent) to your chest and repeat as needed.

Workout

Capacity
EMOM x 15

Minute 1:
10 Hand Release Push-Ups
1 Rope Climb

Minute 2:
10 High Burpee Box Jumps 30″/24″

Minute 3:
10 Calorie Bike

Workout Tip

Each Minute should not take more than 45 seconds to complete. Scale as needed.
Burpee Box Jumps: Make sure to choose a height that is safe under fatigue.

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Saturday 08.17.19

Warm-Up

A) 2 Rounds:
12 Step-Ups on a box
12 Strict Press, with an empty bar
12 Calorie Row

B) 3 Rounds:

60 Second Plank
30 Singles
15 Double-Unders

Strength

Bench Press

8 reps @ RPE 6
8 reps @ RPE 7
8 reps @ RPE 8

Strength Tip

Here we are using the RPE chart to regulate the training intensity. The chart ranges from 1-10, with 1 being absolutely no effort, and 10 being a maximum effort.

Objective: build to an RPE of 8 for 2 sets of 8 repetitions with every weight jump.

Lay on a bench, with your eyes level with the barbell overhead. Grab an even grip slightly outside of your shoulders. The bar should be in the heel of your palm. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, and plant your feet into the ground. Take the bar off the rack. Bring the bar down slowly (3-second descent) to your chest and repeat as needed.

Workout

EMOMx20:

30 seconds Double-Unders
30 seconds Handstand Push-Ups
30 seconds Box Jumps
30 seconds Push-Ups

Workout Tip

Alternate each round between stations until 20 minutes is complete.

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Tuesday 08.06.19

Warm-Up

A) Every Minute on the Minute x 8 minutes:

Odd:
10 Push Press with an empty bar + 10 Air Squats
Even:
10 Step-Ups on a Box + 10 Ring Rows

B) 2 Rounds:

150m Row
– Rest 60 Seconds
10 Overhead Squats with a PVC pipe
10 Knee Raises
– Rest 60 Seconds

Strength

Bench Press

8 reps @ RPE 6
8 reps @ RPE 7
8 reps @ RPE 8

Strength Tip

Here we are using the RPE chart to regulate the training intensity. The chart ranges from 1-10, with 1 being absolutely no effort, and 10 being a maximum effort.

Objective: build to an RPE of 8 for 1 set of 8 repetitions with every weight jump. Lay on a bench, with your eyes level with the barbell overhead. Grab an even grip slightly outside of your shoulders. The bar should be in the heel of your palm. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, and plant your feet into the ground. Take the bar off the rack. Bring the bar down slowly (3-second descent) to your chest and repeat as needed.

Workout

For Time:

15-12-9-6-3
Shoulder-to-Overhead 135##/95#
Burpee Box Overs 24#/20#

2-2-2-2-2
Rope Climbs

Workout Tip

AX – For masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.
RX – Most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!
RX+: Competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.
Shoulder-to-Overhead: you may push press, push jerk, power jerk, or even split jerk for this station. Choose a weight that you can do for multiple repetitions.

Burpee Box Jump: each round will have the same repetitions as the shoulder to overhead station

Rope Climb: this station should not take you more than 1 minute to complete each round. If rope climbs are challenging for you, scale to one repetition. If further scaling is needed, scale to 3-6 pull-ups.

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Tuesday 08.06.19

Warm-Up

A) Every Minute on the Minute x 8 minutes:

Odd:
10 Push Press with an empty bar + 10 Air Squats
Even:
10 Step-Ups on a Box + 10 Ring Rows

B) 2 Rounds:

150m Row
– Rest 60 Seconds
10 Overhead Squats with a PVC pipe
10 Knee Raises
– Rest 60 Seconds

Strength

Bench Press

8 reps @ RPE 6
8 reps @ RPE 7
8 reps @ RPE 8

Strength Tip

Here we are using the RPE chart to regulate the training intensity. The chart ranges from 1-10, with 1 being absolutely no effort, and 10 being a maximum effort.

Objective: build to an RPE of 8 for 1 set of 8 repetitions with every weight jump. Lay on a bench, with your eyes level with the barbell overhead. Grab an even grip slightly outside of your shoulders. The bar should be in the heel of your palm. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, and plant your feet into the ground. Take the bar off the rack. Bring the bar down slowly (3-second descent) to your chest and repeat as needed.

Workout

For Time:

15-12-9-6-3
Shoulder-to-Overhead 135##/95#
Burpee Box Overs 24#/20#

2-2-2-2-2
Rope Climbs

Workout Tip

AX – For masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.
RX – Most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!
RX+: Competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.
Shoulder-to-Overhead: you may push press, push jerk, power jerk, or even split jerk for this station. Choose a weight that you can do for multiple repetitions.

Burpee Box Jump: each round will have the same repetitions as the shoulder to overhead station

Rope Climb: this station should not take you more than 1 minute to complete each round. If rope climbs are challenging for you, scale to one repetition. If further scaling is needed, scale to 3-6 pull-ups.

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Friday 07.12.19

Warm-Up

A) 3 Rounds:

10 Calorie Row
5 Burpees
5 Ball Slams

B) 3 Rounds:

8 Windmills, R
8 WIndmills, L
4 Push-Ups

Strength

1 Power Clean + 1 Push Press + 1 Split Jerk

1 set @RPE6
1 set @ RPE7
2 sets @ RPE8

Strength Tip

Objective: build to an RPE of 8 for 2 sets at the complex listed. You should complete the Olympic movements with the assigned rep ranges with every weight jump.

Power Clean from Floor: if your technique is not there yet with the clean from the ground, stay above the knees and master this position first before adding more range of motion. Make sure your weight is in the middle of the foot, and that your back is straight with your shoulders pinched back. From the ground lift the bar and receive the bar in the front rack position with the hip crease of above parallel.

Push Press: start the movement with a dip, with the focus being bending the knee and maintaining an upright torso. After the dip aggressively drive with the legs and as the hips extend push hard with the arms until you are at full extension.

Split Jerk: start the movement with a dip, with the focus being bending the knee and maintaining an upright torso. After the dip aggressively drive with the legs and as the hips extend push hard with the arms until you are at full extension, at the same time of extension with your arms, you should be in a split lunge position.

Workout

For Time:

20 Calorie Row
5 Bench Press, 135#/95#
5 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#
20 Calorie Row
10 Bench Press, 135#/95#
10 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#
20 Calorie Row
15 Bench Press, 135#/95#
15 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#
20 Calorie Row
20 Bench Press, 135#/95#
20 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#

AX: 75#55#
RX: As is
RX+: 155#/105#

Workout Tip

AX – for masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.
RX – most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!
RX+: competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

Row: the rowing station should not take you more than 90 seconds to complete, scale as needed.

Kettlebell Swings/ Bench Press: each of these movements should be at a weight that you can complete in sets of 5 repetitions each time you grab them!

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Friday 07.12.19

Warm-Up

A) 3 Rounds:

10 Calorie Row
5 Burpees
5 Ball Slams

B) 3 Rounds:

8 Windmills, R
8 WIndmills, L
4 Push-Ups

Strength

1 Power Clean + 1 Push Press + 1 Split Jerk

1 set @RPE6
1 set @ RPE7
2 sets @ RPE8

Strength Tip

Objective: build to an RPE of 8 for 2 sets at the complex listed. You should complete the Olympic movements with the assigned rep ranges with every weight jump.

Power Clean from Floor: if your technique is not there yet with the clean from the ground, stay above the knees and master this position first before adding more range of motion. Make sure your weight is in the middle of the foot, and that your back is straight with your shoulders pinched back. From the ground lift the bar and receive the bar in the front rack position with the hip crease of above parallel.

Push Press: start the movement with a dip, with the focus being bending the knee and maintaining an upright torso. After the dip aggressively drive with the legs and as the hips extend push hard with the arms until you are at full extension.

Split Jerk: start the movement with a dip, with the focus being bending the knee and maintaining an upright torso. After the dip aggressively drive with the legs and as the hips extend push hard with the arms until you are at full extension, at the same time of extension with your arms, you should be in a split lunge position.

Workout

For Time:

20 Calorie Row
5 Bench Press, 135#/95#
5 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#
20 Calorie Row
10 Bench Press, 135#/95#
10 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#
20 Calorie Row
15 Bench Press, 135#/95#
15 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#
20 Calorie Row
20 Bench Press, 135#/95#
20 Kettlebell Swings, 70#/53#

AX: 75#55#
RX: As is
RX+: 155#/105#

Workout Tip

AX – for masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.
RX – most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!
RX+: competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

Row: the rowing station should not take you more than 90 seconds to complete, scale as needed.

Kettlebell Swings/ Bench Press: each of these movements should be at a weight that you can complete in sets of 5 repetitions each time you grab them!

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Sunday 05.12.19

Warm-Up

A) Every 4 Minutes x 2:

200m Run
10 Wall Balls, 12#/10#
10 Empty Bar Deadlifts, 20”

B) 3 Rounds:

4 Strict Press, with an empty bar
8 Front Squats, with an empty bar
6/6 Kettlebell Windmill
16 Double-Unders

Workout

Capacity

“3 Dragons”

3 Rounds:

200m Run
10 Bench Press, 115#/75#
10 One-Legged Squats

3 Rounds:

200m Row
10 Power Cleans, 115#/75#
10 Front Squats, 115#/75#

3 Rounds:

40 Double-Unders
10 Burpees
10 Wall Balls, 20#/ 14#

RX+: 135#/95#
RX: 115#/75#
AX: 75#/55#. Walking lunges.

Workout Tip

AX – For masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.

RX – Most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!

RX+: Competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

This workout should only use one barbell. After you complete all 3 rounds of the bench press and one-legged squat station, take your bar off the rack and use it for the power clean portion. The weight on the bar for all the movements should be a load that you can complete 5 repetitions each time you see the bar. Scale as needed. If you can not complete one-legged squats, scale to walking lunges.

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Sunday 05.12.19

Warm-Up

A) Every 4 Minutes x 2:

200m Run
10 Wall Balls, 12#/10#
10 Empty Bar Deadlifts, 20”

B) 3 Rounds:

4 Strict Press, with an empty bar
8 Front Squats, with an empty bar
6/6 Kettlebell Windmill
16 Double-Unders

Workout

Capacity

“3 Dragons”

3 Rounds:

200m Run
10 Bench Press, 115#/75#
10 One-Legged Squats

3 Rounds:

200m Row
10 Power Cleans, 115#/75#
10 Front Squats, 115#/75#

3 Rounds:

40 Double-Unders
10 Burpees
10 Wall Balls, 20#/ 14#

RX+: 135#/95#
RX: 115#/75#
AX: 75#/55#. Walking lunges.

Workout Tip

AX – For masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.

RX – Most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!

RX+: Competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

This workout should only use one barbell. After you complete all 3 rounds of the bench press and one-legged squat station, take your bar off the rack and use it for the power clean portion. The weight on the bar for all the movements should be a load that you can complete 5 repetitions each time you see the bar. Scale as needed. If you can not complete one-legged squats, scale to walking lunges.

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Saturday 04.27.19

Warm-Up

A) 2 Rounds:

12 Calorie Row
12 Lunges
12 Push-Ups

B) 2 Rounds:

16 Push Press, with an empty bar
16 Sit-Ups
16 Ring Rows

Strength

Superset A and B then rest 3 minutes

A.
Push Press
8-8-8-8-8

B.
Strict Pull-Up
8-8-8-8-8

Note: you should build to a weight that is challenging for the push press, yet you can perform unbroken sets of 8 repetitions every time you touch the bar. You will perform 8 push press followed by 8 strict pull-ups. After both movements are complete, rest 3 minutes.

Workout

Capacity

12 Minutes AMRAP:

200m Run
10 Bench Press
5 High Box Jumps

AX: 95#/65#
RX:135#/95#
RX+: 155#/105#

Workout Tip

AX – for masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.

RX – most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!

RX+ – competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

Bench Press: choose a weight that you can complete in 2 sets or less, scale load as needed.

Box Jumps: choose a height that is slightly out of your comfort zone. If you always jump on a 16in box, make today the day that you jump on a 20in box. If you always jump on a 24” box, jump on a 30-inch box. Take your time on this station.

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Sunday 04.21.19

Warm-Up

A) 3 Rounds:

30 Single-Unders
20 seconds Sprint Row
10 Step-Ups
10 Push-Ups

B) Every minute x 4 rounds:

12 Air Squats
6 Wall Balls, 14#/12#
3 Box Jumps, 20”

Workout

For Time:

400m Run

Then,
40-30-20-10:

Wall Ball, 20#/14#

80-60-40-20:

Double-Unders

Then,

400m Run

Then,
20-15-10-5:

Burpee Box Jump, 24″/20″
Bench Press

Then,
400m Run

RX+: 155#/105#
RX: 135#/95#
AX: 75#/55#

Workout Tip

AX – for masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.
RX – most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!
RX+ – competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

Wall Balls/Double-Unders: you should be able to complete the first set of wall balls in 4 sets or less, the 2nd set of wall balls in 3 sets or less, the 3rd set of wall balls in 2 sets or less, and the fourth set of wall balls in 1 set. If double-unders need scaling, scale to 2x the repetitions for singles

Bench Press: the repetitions on the bench should be a load that you do not need to break up any of the sets in more than 3 sets.

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Saturday 04.27.19

Warm-Up

A) 2 Rounds:

12 Calorie Row
12 Lunges
12 Push-Ups

B) 2 Rounds:

16 Push Press, with an empty bar
16 Sit-Ups
16 Ring Rows

Strength

Superset A and B then rest 3 minutes

A.
Push Press
8-8-8-8-8

B.
Strict Pull-Up
8-8-8-8-8

Note: you should build to a weight that is challenging for the push press, yet you can perform unbroken sets of 8 repetitions every time you touch the bar. You will perform 8 push press followed by 8 strict pull-ups. After both movements are complete, rest 3 minutes.

Workout

Capacity

12 Minutes AMRAP:

200m Run
10 Bench Press
5 High Box Jumps

AX: 95#/65#
RX:135#/95#
RX+: 155#/105#

Workout Tip

AX – for masters athletes or novice athletes that want to move and have fun.

RX – most athletes that have training experience and want a little push!

RX+ – competitive athletes that want a little more dose of the good stuff.

Bench Press: choose a weight that you can complete in 2 sets or less, scale load as needed.

Box Jumps: choose a height that is slightly out of your comfort zone. If you always jump on a 16in box, make today the day that you jump on a 20in box. If you always jump on a 24” box, jump on a 30-inch box. Take your time on this station.

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