Week 2017.04.17

Upcoming events:

  • 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 this Saturday (04/22/17) will receive a Barbell MAYhem t-shirt, so register soon to get that shirt!

Brian pulls a heavy set of fahve on the deadlift #doyourfahves #deadlift #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
7 rounds for time of:
7 Box Jumps, 30″/24″
7 Slapping Push-ups

These are high box jumps, so be sure to go higher than your usual “metcon box jump height” (which is typically 24″/18″). Scaling order for push-ups (from hardest to easiest) is: slapping, clapping, regular, bar).

Compare to 2016.04.21.

Option 2
5 rounds for time of:
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Snatch, 40#/25# (5L, 5R)
30 sec Chin-Over-Bar Hold
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Snatch, 40#/25# (5L, 5R)
60 sec Plank

13 min cap

Compare to 2016.04.18.

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
L-sit, 5 x 30 sec

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.

Monday 2017.01.23

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 (this Saturday!) 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!

 

Scott pulls a PR set of 5 at 300 lbs #deadlift #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #PR

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1:
“Grace”
For time:
30 Clean and Jerks, 135#/93#

6:00 cap. Any version of a clean is acceptable (power or full), and any version of shoulder-to-overhead is acceptable (push jerk, split jerk, or push press . . . or even press, but that’s just ridiculous).

Option 2:
10 min AMReAP of:
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Snatches, 50#/30# (5R, 5L)
10 1-arm DB Hang Power Clean and Jerks, 50#/30# (5R, 5L)
10 Push-ups
10 Jumping Squats

The snatches are split evenly between right-hand and left-hand, but they can be completed in any manner desired (e.g., 5R-5L, R-L-R-L-…, etc.). This is likewise true for the clean and jerks.

Compare to 2016.01.25.

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
L-sit, 5 x 30 sec

Saturday 2016.12.31

With the New Year arriving tonight, here are the hours for the holidays:

Today (Saturday, 12/31/16): 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (i.e., regular hours)
Monday, 01/02/17: Closed
Tuesday, 01/03/17: Regular hours

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!

 

Abbey squats 192.5x5x3 on Monday #lowbarsquat #welookdown #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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Conditioning
Sled Pyramid – 4 tiers
Go up and down a 4 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:
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 2016.11.26

Get registered for the 2016 Testify Christmas Classic weightlifting meet! The meet will be held at Concordia High School (click here for map) on Saturday, 12/17/2016, and you can register by clicking here (registration is online only).  Registration ends on 12/10/2016, and those who register by Dec. 1st will receive a Christmas Classic t-shirt, so register soon!

Jonny looking fast and strong on the clean and jerk #weightlifting #cleanandjerk

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Conditioning
Sled Pyramid – 4 tiers
Go up and down a 4 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:
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 2016.10.29

Sam gets some squatting and deadlifting done on his linear progression #lowbarsquat #deadlift #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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Conditioning
Sled Pyramid – 4 tiers
Go up and down a 4 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:
Round 1: Empty sled
Round 2: 25#
Round 3: 50#
Round 4: 75#
Round 5: 50#
Round 6: 25#
Round 7: Empty sled

Finale
L-sit, 5 x 30 sec

Saturday 2016.10.01

Mike is competing later today… We’re not sure if he understands the sport just yet. #weightlifting #monkeysquats #testifybarbellbash

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Conditioning
Sled Pyramid – 4 tiers
Go up and down a 4 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:
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).