150726 Sunday – “Bad Moon Rising”

Mobility: Hip Mobility


Skill Practice Warm Up: Turkish Get Ups (Minimum of 5 per side) YouTube Preview Image


Strength: Front Box Squat – Session 2 (50% – 60% of Front Squat)

6 x 2 (6 sets of 2 reps, “across,” same weight for each set)

This is our new strength focus, which is not a traditional power lifting box squat, we want you going as low as you can, which will translate into your olympic lifting. You should be squatting down to a small box or stacked plates that are 8 – 10 inches off the ground, two 45lb plates work well. If you don’t have the mobility or control to slowly lower down, not plop, onto the box you need to build it up until you can control your landing. The front box squat will be much less weight than you may be used to on your regular front squat. Start light, around 50% of your max front squat. If you have the mobility and control to get as low as possible your goal will be to increase weight throughout the cycle, if you do not have that depth your goal will be to get lower each time we reset the cycle (7×1, 6×2, 5×3) while making very small weight increases. Regardless of how low you go everyone should be pausing for 3 or MORE seconds on the box. The legs should be 50% or more active and when you stand up do not rock forward.

Super Set: 6 x 4 Half Kneeling Single Arm Strict Press

Start light and focus on keeping your shoulders square and your abs tight. Kneeling down makes it so you can’t use your hips to get the weight overhead. Start with your non-dominant side.


Metabolic Conditioning:  “Bad Moon Rising” – 7 Minute AMRAP

4 strict pull ups weighted with a dumbbell (Performance: 25lbs, Athletic*: 10lbs, Health: smallest band possible)

10 burpees

*Women’s “As Prescribed” weights and reps (Rx)

Scaling Guide:  3 – 7 rounds.

Scale up: 45/20lbs

Coaching Tips: Don’t scale the weighted pull ups to be too light/easy otherwise this turns into just a burpee workout!  Keep these strict pull ups strict.  If you can’t do strict pull ups (you have to kip) – DON’T! Use a band. Today only strict is allowed.

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Compare to: 2015 – 05 – 13

*Women’s “As Prescribed” weights and reps (Rx)


Optional ‘Cash Out’: 100m db farmer carry, 25 wall ball, 100m db farmer carry

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