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 ConditioningOption 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-ups10 Jumping SquatsThe 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 tiersGo 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 sledRound 2: 25#Round 3: 50#Round 4: 75#Round 5: 50#Round 6: 25#Round 7: Empty sledFinaleL-sit, 5 x 30 sec