When I was a kid, you had a birthday. Let me type that a different way: a birth DAY.
It seems that as I’ve gotten older, many people have turned these into a full weekend to celebrate their birthday, into “birthday week”, or even just stretching things out into multiple weeks or events over the course of a month.
OK…so what’s my point, right?
My point is that we have a number of holidays coming up over the next two months. This might mean a day or two off of your regular training or nutrition choices, and that’s 100% totally OK! In fact, I encourage you to enjoy it!
What’s important though, is that we don’t stretch these special DAYS out too far and turn them into a protracted event that has the potential to derail all of our hard work throughout the year.
That’s why our schedule through the next two months is pretty normal, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to stay on track.
Can’t make it in? No problem! Keep up with the 60 Day Burpee Challenge!
For our THANKSGIVING WEEK schedule, we have:
- Thursday (Thanksgiving): ONE CLASS @ 10am. Special Long WOD with Coach Jose!
- Friday (Black Friday): ONE CLASS @ 10am: Annual “Deck of Cards” WOD!
- Saturday: REGULAR SCHEDULE including Shred Sesh, Kids, & strongWOD.
- Sunday: REGULAR SCHEDULE Energizer Long WOD @ 10am.
Training Note: This week we have our final progressions for our Deadlift Volume cycle, and our Overhead Squat pre-test cycle. We will test both of these early next week, with the thought being that we all will get some extra rest this coming weekend (and probably a lot of extra calories & carbs too!) This should create the perfect concoction to prepare you to come in next week and smash your PRs!
Congratulations are in order to our team that competed at Kinnick’s Battle of the Boxes on Saturday. Andrew Worsham, Christina White, Coach Dizzle, & myself participated in a total of 4 events and had a ton of fun! I was thoroughly impressed with their composure under pressure and support of one another. Each of their skills complimented each other to round out an excellent team that dominated 3 out of the 4 events, and after the points system scoring shook out they took a 3rd place finish!
This Week’s Notes:
**These notes are offered as a guide line for your training. They are by no means meant to be comprehensive, and are intended as priority reference notes only.**
Hamstring & glute pressing strength (deadlift progressions)
Abdominal endurance & body flush (plank & run)
Overhead stability & core strength (overhead squat)
Vertical & horizontal pressing, hip hinge endurance (WOD)
Anaerobic Lactic Power (pull-ups & bike)
Aerobic capacity (WOD)
Long WOD fun day!
Annual “Deck of Cards” WOD
A) Deadlift Volume Progressions:
21 MIN E3MOM:
*Set 1 – 10 reps @ 50% of 1-RM
*Set 2 – 10 reps @ 60%
*Set 3 – 10 reps @ 75%
*Set 4 – 5 reps @ 80%
*Set 5 – 4 reps @ 85%
*Set 6 – 4 reps @ 80%
*Set 7 – 3 reps @ 85%
B) WOD- 8 MIN PARTNER AMRAP:
200m run while partner holds low plank/switch
*score # of runs
Complete 3 Rounds at each station before rotation:
Station 1: 3 ROUNDS (6 Minutes)
1 MIN BURPEES + 30 SEC FRONT PLANK HOLD + 30 SEC REST
Station 2: 3 ROUNDS (6 Minutes)
1 MIN BOX JUMP / STEP UPS + 30 SEC HOLLOW/ MAX COMP. HOLD + 30 SEC REST
Station 3: 3 ROUNDS (6 Minutes)
1 MIN AIR ASSAULT BIKE + 30 SEC FRONT PLANK HOLD + 30 SEC REST
Station 4: 3 ROUNDS (6 Minutes)
1 MIN WALL BALLS + 30 SEC HOLLOW/ MAX COMP. HOLD HOLD + 30 SEC REST
Station 5: 3 ROUNDS (6 Minutes)
1 MIN ROW + 30 SEC FRONT PLANK HOLD + 30 SEC REST
Station 6: 3 ROUNDS (6 Minutes)
1 MIN SLAM BALLS + 30 SEC HOLLOW/ MAX COMP. HOLD HOLD + 30 SEC REST
Body Composition – UB PUSHING:
A1: DB Standing Strict Press @ 40X2; 6 reps; rest 20 sec
A2: DB Push Press x 12 UNBROKEN REPS: rest 20 sec
A3: DB Bench Press @ 40X2; 6 reps; rest 20 sec
A4: Perfect Push Ups / Roll Ups x 12 UNBROKEN REPS: rest 60 sec
WOD: 3 ROUNDS FOR TIME:
500 M ROW
15 DB THRUSTERS
30 SIT UPS
A) OHS PRE-TEST PROGRESSIONS:
5 X 3 @2121
REST 2 MIN BETWEEN SETS
B) WOD- FOR TIME (17 MIN CAP):
BAR FACING BURPEES
A) Strength, Technique & Development – Posterior Chain + Legs Dumbbell Complex:
3 SETS OF 8 UNBROKEN CYCLES:
DB ROMANIAN DEADLIFT + DB SQUAT
REST 1 MIN
1 MINUTE FRONT PLANK HOLD
B) WOD: AMRAP 12 MINUTES:
10 WALL BALL
15 DOUBLE UNDERS (30 Singles)
A) 2 minutes ON/ 2 minutes OFF for 4 sets:
Rest after 8th set for 4 minutes, then switch stations
Station #1: Assault bike
Station #2: Man Makers
B) 12 minute alternating EMOM:
B1. Assault bike
B3. Dubs or Jump rope