Week 2017.05.29

Reminder: On Memorial Day (Monday, 05/29/17), we will be open for training during our usual morning hours (i.e., 5 a.m. – 10 a.m.), but we will be closed for the afternoon/evening hours.

Upcoming events:

Week 2017.05.22

Announcement: In observance of Memorial Day next week (Monday, 05/29/17), we will be open for training during our usual morning hours that day (i.e., 5 a.m. – 10 a.m.), but we will be closed for the afternoon/evening hours.

Also, after the Creighton Prep powerlifting meet this Saturday, the Linkharts are hosting a post-meet shindig at their house – click here for their address, and bring a side!

Lots of benching going on #benchpress #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
Sled
10-20 x 25 yds EMOM at a weight of your choice

Every minute, push the sled 25 yards, i.e., if pushing the sled takes 20 seconds, then you have 40 seconds to rest. Perform 10-20 rounds.

Option 2
5-10 rounds:
10 sledgehammer strikes (5R, 5L)
50 yd farmer carry (25 yd down-back)
Rest 1 minute

Option 3
3 rounds for time of:
200m run
20 Push-ups
20 OH Reverse Alternating Lunges, 45#/25#

Compare to 2016.05.14.

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

Week 2017.05.08

Cameron squats 225 for a triple! #doubleplates #lookatalltheplates #lowbarsquat #journeyofstrength #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
“Prowler Base+1”
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).

Option 2
5-10 rounds:
50 yd sled push (25 yd down-back)
50 yd farmer carry (25 yd down-back)
Rest 1 min

Option 3
For time:
Row 1000m
25 Push-ups
50 Squats
25 Push-ups

There is a 12 minute cut-off time, so scale . . . wisely.

Compare to 2016.05.05.

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

Week 2017.05.01

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Barbell MAYhem Weightlifting Meet
    • Date: Saturday, 05/06/17
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – practice gym
    • Registration: Registration has closed for this event.

This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
“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).

Option 2
8 rounds:
30 sec ME sledge hammer strikes
30 sec rest
30 sec ME tire flips
30 sec rest

Alternate right-handed vs. left-handed sledge strikes each round (i.e., one round is entirely right-handed, and the next round is entirely left-handed).

Option 3
10 minute AMRAP of:
5 Burpees
10 Squats
20 Sit-ups

Compare to 2016.05.02.

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

Week 2017.04.24

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 this Saturday (04/29/17), so register soon!

Moving the weights! #benchpress #donttouchmybar #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym

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This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
Sled
10-20 x 25 yds EMOM at a weight of your choice

Every minute, push the sled 25 yards, i.e., if pushing the sled takes 20 seconds, then you have 40 seconds to rest. Perform 10-20 rounds.

Option 2
8 rounds:
6 tire flips
50 yd farmer carry (25 yd down-back)
Rest 1 minute

Option 3
For time:
800m run
20 KB Get-ups, 1.5 pd/1 pd
800m run

The get-ups are split up evenly between right hand and left hand, but they may be done in any rep scheme (e.g., 10L-10R, 5L-5R-5L-5R, etc.)

Compare to 2016.04.28.

Finale
L-sit, 5 x 30 sec

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

Week 2017.04.10

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 April 22 will receive a Barbell MAYhem t-shirt, so register soon to get that shirt!

This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
Partner WOD
3 x 2 minutes of:
10/25/50 Double-unders
20 Goblet Squats, 40#/25#
ME Burpees

In two minutes, Partner A will do 10, 25, or 50 double-unders (choose your own adventure), followed by 20 goblet squats, followed by as many burpees as possible in the remainder of the two minutes (ME = max effort). At the end of the two minutes, Partner B will do the same, i.e., double-unders followed by goblet squats followed by ME burpees. Each partner will perform 3 iterations of this (for a total workout time of 12 minutes). If doing this without a partner, simply rest 2 minutes between rounds.

Compare to 2016.04.09.

Option 2
For time:
15-10-5 Burpees
30-20-10 Overhead Reverse Alternating Lunges, 45#/25#
45-30-15 Sit-ups

You will do 15 burpees, 30 lunges, 45 sit-ups, then 10 burpees, 20 lunges, 30 sit-ups, then 5 burpees, 10 lunges, 15 sit-ups.

12 min cap

Compare to 2016.04.11.

Option 3
“Prowler Base+1”
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
L-sit, 5 x 30 sec

Monday 2017.04.03

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 April 22 will receive a Barbell MAYhem t-shirt, so register soon to get that shirt!

This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Push-ups (Assisted, regular, clapping, or slapping)
200m run

This goes as follows: 21 push-ups, 200m, 18 push-ups, 200m, 15 push-ups, etc. Choose one type of push-up and stick with it throughout the workout. In order from easiest to hardest, they are assisted, regular, clapping, and slapping.

Compare to 2016.04.07.

Option 2
“Helen”
3 RFT of:
400m run
21 KB Swings, 1.5 pood/1 pood
12 Pull-ups

15:00 cap

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

Monday 2017.03.27

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Starting Strength Challenge
    • Date: Saturday, 04/01/17 (just a reminder – the gym will be closed on this day)
    • Location: Concordia High School (click here for map) – weight room and mezzanine
    • Registration has ended for this event, but please come on out and support your fellow lifters as they compete!
  • 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!

This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
8:00 AMReAP of:
3 KB Swings, 2 pood/1.5 pd
3 Pull-ups
3 Box Jumps, 24″/18″
6 KB Swings, 2 pood/1.5 pd
6 Pull-ups
6 Box Jumps, 24″/18″
9 KB Swings, 2 pood/1.5 pd
9 Pull-ups
9 Box Jumps, 24″/18″
.
.
.

Add 3 reps to each movement as the workout progresses. As you may remember, the 2 pood KB (32 kg) is approximately 72#, and the 1.5 pood KB (24 kg) is approximately 53#. Dumbbell substitutions for these weights are usually 70# and 55#, respectively.

Compare to 2016.03.31.

Option 2
7 rounds for time of:
10 Wall Balls, 20#/14#
7 Burpees

Compare to 2016.03.19.

Option 3
10-20 x 25 yds EMOM at a weight of your choice

Every minute, push the sled 25 yards, i.e., if pushing the sled takes 20 seconds, then you have 40 seconds to rest. Perform 10-20 rounds.

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).

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).