Performance

“The Chief”

Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 x 60/43 kg Power Clean
6 x Push Ups
9 x Squat
Rest 1 minute – 5 Cycles

Only complete rounds count.

Fitness

Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 x 40/30 kg Power Clean
6 x Push Ups
9 x Squat
Rest 1 minute – 5 Cycles

Only complete rounds count.

Compare to Apr 30

SATURDAY SKILL SESSION UPDATE

Due to work commitments we need to postpone Pilates this Saturday. It will be replaced with Mobility training. But as a bonus you will now get back to back Pilates sessions on 13 and 20 September. Sorry for the late change but enjoy the concentrated focus later in the month.

Strength

On the importance of upper body strength for weightlifting

Here is the kicker, technical faults are often related to physical or psychological weaknesses in experienced lifters. After a while, a lifter than does not stay over the bar is a lifter with weak back (we see that a lot in squat oriented methodologies vs pull oriented methodologies) or very bad habits. A lifter that rounds the upper back and drop the elbows in the clean is a lifter with a weak upper back or weak glutes. While front squats can help improving that, so can bent over rows and glute work.