Week 2017.06.26

Upcoming events:

This Week’s Conditioning

Option 1
“Prowler Sprint Test”
1. Load up a heavier weight.
2. Time a 15 yards sprint at 100% intensity.
3. Rest 30 seconds.
4. Repeat sprint until times slows down 10%.
5. Goal is to increase # of sprints under the time standard.

Courtesy of Chad Smith (“Prowler Sprint Test”) as well as “Death by Prowler” by Matt Reynolds and Stef Bradford (on Starting Strength).

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

Compare to 2017.05.22.

Option 3
15-12-9-6-3 reps of:
Power Cleans, 135#/95#
Bar-facing Burpees

Compare to 2016.06.20.

Finale
Accumulate 2:00 on your hands – handstand, HS walking, L-sit, dip support, ring dip support, etc.

Week 2017.06.19

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Strongman Summer Showdown
    • Date: Saturday, 06/24/17 (the gym will be closed for regular training that day)
    • Location: Testify Strength & Conditioning (that’s right, our home turf)
    • Registration: Click here for online registration as well as for more information.
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 06/23/17.

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 of:
30 sec ME tire flips
30 sec rest

Compare to 2017.05.15.

Option 3
3 rounds for time of:
400m run
50 squats

Compare to 2016.06.04.

Finale
Accumulate 2:00 on your hands – handstand, HS walking, L-sit, dip support, ring dip support, etc.

Week 2017.06.12

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Strongman Summer Showdown
    • Date: Saturday, 06/24/17 (the gym will be closed for regular training that day)
    • Location: Testify Strength & Conditioning (that’s right, our home turf)
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only).
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 06/23/17.
    • Shirt Order Form: If you are not competing but would like to order a shirt (and did not sign up at the gym), click here to sign up for a shirt.  The deadline is Sunday, 06/11/17, so hurry!

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

Compare to 2017.05.08.

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

Compare to 2016.06.02.

Finale
Accumulate 2:00 on your hands – handstand, HS walking, L-sit, dip support, ring dip support, etc.

Week 2017.06.05

Upcoming events:

  • 2017 Testify Strongman Summer Showdown
    • Date: Saturday, 06/24/17 (the gym will be closed for regular training that day)
    • Location: Testify Strength & Conditioning (that’s right, our home turf)
    • Registration: Click here (registration is online only).
    • Registration Deadline: Registration ends on 06/23/17, and those who register by June 11 will receive an early registration discount and a Testify Strongman Summer Showdown shirt, so register soon to save some dough and get that shirt!

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

Option 3
3 rounds AMReAP:
1:00 Row
0:30 rest
1:00 Wall Ball Shots, 20#/14#
0:30 rest
1:00 Strict Pull-ups
0:30 rest

Each rep or calorie (rowing) counts as as point. Total your points for your score.

Compare to 2016.06.23.

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

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