Monday 2017.02.20

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!
  • 2017 Testify Barbell MAYhem Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: Saturday, 05/06/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only).
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 04/29/17, and those who register by April 22 will receive a Barbell MAYhem t-shirt, so register soon to get that shirt!

Cameron presses as the light of awesomeness shines down upon her #press #startingstrengthchallenge #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
Tabata Mash-up 2:
Strict Pull-ups
Rest 1 minute
Box Jumps, 30″/24″
Rest 1 minute
Burpees

“Tabata” refers to 0:20 of work followed by 0:10 of rest, for eight rounds (total of four minutes). Score only your lowest number of reps per exercise. You can start this workout at any station – for instance, if we have 15 people, 5 will start on pull-ups, 5 will start on box jumps, and 5 will start on burpees.

Option 2
Partner WOD
6 x 1 minute of:
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Snatches
ME Burpees

In one minute, Partner A will do 10 snatches followed by as many burpees as possible in the remainder of the minute (ME = max effort). At the end of the minute, Partner B will do the same, i.e., 10 snatches followed by ME burpees. Each partner will perform 6 iterations of this (for a total workout time of 12 minutes).

Notes:
1. Loading for the DB snatches is 25% of your BW.
2. Snatches in a given minute are equally split between arms.
3. Score = total burpees (per person, not as a partnership).

Compare to 2016.02.20.

Option 3
Sled Pyramid – 4, 5, or 6 tiers
Go up and down a 4, 5, or 6 tier “sled pyramid” – rest as needed. The distance for each round is 80 m (a down-back on the 40m course). Rest as needed.

For example, Bob does the following (4 tiers):
Round 1: Empty sled
Round 2: 25#
Round 3: 50#
Round 4: 75#
Round 5: 50#
Round 6: 25#
Round 7: Empty sled

Finale
Spend 5-10 minutes practicing either double-unders, kipping pull-ups, or muscle-ups.

Saturday 2017.02.18

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

Friday 2017.02.17

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

Thursday 2017.02.16

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

Give a big welcome to our newest member – Janet! Here, Janet pulls a solid set of five in her second workout. #deadlift #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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Wednesday 2017.02.15

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

What does Dave love to do? Tempo squats. That's what Dave loves to do. #lowbarsquat #temposquats #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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Tuesday 2017.02.14

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

Becky hits some CJs in preparation for this Saturday's Cupid Classic WL meet #testifycupidclassic #weightlifting #cleanandjerk

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Monday 2017.02.13

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

Brett hits a PR jerk at 206 lbs #PR #weightlifting #cleanandjerk #splitjerk

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
10 min AMRAP of:
9 KB Swings, 1.5 pd/1 pd
8 Goblet Squats
7 Pull-ups

Compare to 2016.02.15.

Option 2
4 rounds for time OR 12 min AMRAP (whichever comes first):
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Snatch – Right arm
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Snatch – Left arm
20 Push-ups
40 Squats

Loading for the DB snatches is 25% of your BW.

Compare to 2016.02.11.

Option 3
“Prowler Base+1” (sled)
1. Load up a manageable weight.
2. Sprint 40m at 85% intensity.
3. Rest 30 sec.
4. Repeat 5-15 times.

Courtesy of “Death by Prowler” by Matt Reynolds and Stef Bradford (on Starting Strength).

Finale
Spend 5-10 minutes practicing either double-unders, kipping pull-ups, or muscle-ups.

Saturday 2017.02.11

Reminder: Since we are hosting the Cupid Classic today at Concordia High School, bumper plates will be in very short supply this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for understanding. As a side note, the shortage of bumpers is a great reason to come on up to the school and support your fellow lifters! And of course, afterward, join us at the Mueller house for feasting and fun (a sign-up sheet is up at the gym for bringing sides or desserts)!

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Cupid Classic Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: Today! (Saturday, 02/11/17)
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Registration has closed for this event.
  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

Friday 2017.02.10

Announcement: Since we are hosting the Cupid Classic this weekend, we will be bringing a lot of bumper plates up to Concordia High School this evening (i.e., Friday evening). As a result, bumper plates will be in very short supply on Saturday morning (i.e., the day of the meet, 02/11/17). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for understanding. As a side note, the shortage of bumpers is a great reason to come on up to the school and support your fellow lifters! And of course, afterward, join us at the Mueller house for feasting and fun (a sign-up sheet is up at the gym for bringing sides or desserts)!

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Cupid Classic Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: Saturday, 02/11/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Registration has closed for this event.
  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.

Thursday 2017.02.09

Announcement: Since we are hosting the Cupid Classic this weekend, we will be bringing a lot of bumper plates up to Concordia High School on Friday evening. As a result, bumper plates will be in very short supply on Saturday morning (i.e., the day of the meet, 02/11/17). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for understanding. As a side note, the shortage of bumpers is a great reason to come on up to the school and support your fellow lifters! And of course, afterward, join us at the Mueller house for feasting and fun (a sign-up sheet is up at the gym for bringing sides or desserts)!

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Cupid Classic Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: Saturday, 02/11/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Registration has closed for this event.
  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only)
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 03/25/17, but the “early” registration discount ends on 02/28/17, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet!

For this week’s conditioning, see Monday’s post.