Week 2018.01.08

Upcoming events:

  • 2018 US Strengthlifting Nationals
    • On Sunday, 01/14/18, several of your fellow lifters will be competing at the first USSF National Meet in Oakland, CA. Be sure to cheer them on this week as they prepare to lift the big weights this weekend!
  • 2018 Testify Leprechaun Lift-off Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: The Testify Leprechaun Lift-off will take place on Saturday, 03/10/18!
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only).
    • Registration Deadline: Regular registration ends on 02/24/18 (and then late registration kicks in), so register soon to save some dough and get a sweet shirt!

Cameron PRs the deadlift at 245 el-bees on Friday evening #strongwoman

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
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

Option 2
8 rounds:
4 tire flips
50 yd sled push (25 yd down-back)
Rest 1 minute

Compare to 2017.11.27.

Option 3
“E*Trade Baby”
Record reps completed in each interval
3:00 Burp-ups
1:30 Rest
2:00 Burp-ups
1:30 Rest
1:00 Burp-ups
(Courtesy of CrossFit KC; name courtesy of Phil’s dad)

1 burp-up consists of a burpee followed immediately by a jumping pull-up (skip the clap of the burpee). No fair doing a bunch of burpees followed by a bunch of jumping pull-ups.

Monday 2017.01.09

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Cupid Classic Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: Saturday, 02/11/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only).
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 02/04/17, and those who register by January 28 will receive a Cupid Classic t-shirt, so register soon to get that shirt!

 

  • 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 there are “very early” and “early” registration discount deadlines, so register soon to save some dough, guarantee a sweet t-shirt, and ensure a spot in Nebraska’s first Starting Strength meet – we already have several confirmed out-of-state lifters and we expect to have more!

 

Mike – doing some cleaning at the gym #weightlifting #clean #cleanandjerk

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This week’s conditioning:

Option 1:
“E*Trade Baby”
Record reps completed in each interval
3:00 Burp-ups
1:30 Rest
2:00 Burp-ups
1:30 Rest
1:00 Burp-ups
(Courtesy of CrossFit KC; name courtesy of Phil’s dad)

1 burp-up consists of a burpee followed immediately by a jumping pull-up (skip the clap of the burpee). No fair doing a bunch of burpees followed by a bunch of jumping pull-ups.

Option 2:
4 rounds of:
1 min to complete 16, 12, or 8 burpees, rest remainder of minute
1 min to complete 40 double-unders, rest remainder of minute
1 min to complete 16 alternating box step ups (24″/18″) holding KB (1.5 pood/1 pood) or DB (55#/35#) goblet-style, rest remainder of minute
1 min to complete 12 weighted sit-ups holding KB (1.5 pood/1 pood) or DB (55#/35#), rest remainder of minute

The clock will be counting down from 1:00 at each station – your score is your total amount of rest time from all 4 rounds (i.e., 16 stations). At the end of the minute, you move to the next station (whether or not finished the prescribed number of reps). For the burpees – before the workout begins – choose either 16, 12, or 8 reps. Choose wisely – once the number is chosen, it stays the same for all 4 rounds.

Compare to 2016.01.09.

Option 3:
“Prowler Base”
1. Load up a manageable weight.
2. Sprint 40m at 85% intensity.
3. Rest until breathing and heart rate slow down. (45 sec – 2 min)
4. Repeat 5-15 times.

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

Finale
L-sit, 5 x 30 sec