Friday 2017.03.24

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 tomorrow (Saturday, 03/25/17), so register now to 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!

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

Thursday 2017.03.23

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 this Saturday (03/25/17), so register now to 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!

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

Is your gym a place where you go to get stronger? Is your gym a place where people spot each other, joke with each other, encourage each other? Do you get coached at your gym? Do you know what your training program has in store for you – because, you know, it's actually a program (or do you show up for a random workout that you hope is somehow miraculously suited just to you)? Are people at your gym training to get stronger muscles, denser bones, and healthier joints? Is your gym a place where people work to fight osteoporosis and improve their balance? Is your gym a place where people improve their capabilities and quality of life? Is your gym a place where people train…or just exercise? Change your life. Find a Starting Strength Coach or Starting Strength Gym today. #traindontexercise #journeyofstrengthstartshere #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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Wednesday 2017.03.22

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 this Saturday (03/25/17), so register now to 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!

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

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Sean hits some power jerks and split jerks as he prepares for the Testify Barbell MAYhem WL meet on May 6th #weightlifting #powerjerk #splitjerk

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Tuesday 2017.03.21

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 this Saturday (03/25/17), so register now to 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!

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

Sara has some fun with the sled on a blustery day #sleddingseason

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Monday 2017.03.20

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 this Saturday (03/25/17), so register now to 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!

Stephanie spends some quality time with the sled #sleddingseason

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
For time:
21-15-9 KB Swings, 1.5 pood/1 pood
42-30-18 Double-Unders
21-15-9 Burpees

10:00 cap

Compare to 2016.03.14.

Option 2
For time and reps:
400m run
ME Push-ups
400m run
ME Strict Pull-ups/Bar Rows
400m run
ME Push-ups
400m run
ME Strict Pull-ups/Bar Rows

Each 400m run is timed individually. When you return from the run, begin a set of max effort (ME) push-ups or max effort strict pull-ups (or bar rows – no banded pull-ups), i.e., do push-ups or pull-ups/rows until you fail.  After finishing your push-ups or pull-ups, head out for your next run (be sure to check the clock for timing purposes).

There is a 16:00 quasi-cap on this workout. If you hit the cap, finish off all of the push-ups and pull-ups/rows but do not start any more runs. Record your 400m times and push-up and pull-up/rows numbers.

Compare to 2016.03.12.

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
Complete 20 or 40 TTB in as few sets as possible (no more than 5 sets). Between sets, practice static handstands (i.e., no handstand walking).

Saturday 2017.03.18

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, and those who register by today (March 18) will receive a Starting Strength Challenge t-shirt, so register now to 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!

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

The crew gets a post-meet group shot at Saturday’s Battle of the Bluffs WL meet #weightlifting #usaweightlifting

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Friday 2017.03.17

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, and those who register by tomorrow (March 18) will receive a Starting Strength Challenge t-shirt, so register soon to 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!

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

Thursday 2017.03.16

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, and those who register by March 18 will receive a Starting Strength Challenge t-shirt, so register soon to 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!

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

Shenanigans ensue at 5:15 a.m. when bros find out they're twinning #twinninggameisstrong #menintights

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Wednesday 2017.03.15

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, and those who register by March 18 will receive a Starting Strength Challenge t-shirt, so register soon to 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!

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

#Repost @katiswan with @repostapp ・・・ So fun to lift with my friends this morning. #strongmoms #drinkthekoolaid @testifystrengthconditioning

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Tuesday 2017.03.14

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, and those who register by March 18 will receive a Starting Strength Challenge t-shirt, so register soon to 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!

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

@dljardon hits 140 kg to go 3 for 3 in the clean and jerk at yesterday’s Battle if the Bluffs #fancyfootwork #cleanandjerk #weightlifting

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