No “CrossFit” during Strength! – Thu 7.14.16

 In W.O.D.

Often, during Strength portions of the class, people want to treat the strength movement like we would during a Conditioning Workout of the Day (WOD).  That is to say, we try to keep momentum on the bar and “bounce” our bodies or the bars off anything we can to keep it going.  While that is the point of the WOD, for the Strength portion, we want to try to keep form as intact as possible.  Each rep should be focused on and performed from a dead stop.

I know doing it this way, a true set of 5 reps of any movement can feel like it takes forever and can get downright painful for a second.  Push through!  For the Push Press today, reset every rep of each set.  Don’t treat it like a WOD, where you rebound off your shoulders, or begin your dip as the bar descends, to get through all the reps as fast as possible.  Complete one perfect rep, then reset, then complete the second rep.

Strength: Push Press 5-5-5-5-5

Conditioning:  On the minute:

Complete 2 Power Cleans and 10 Double Unders on the minute for 12 minutes.

*Use 75-80% of today’s highest strength weight.  Add weight as needed after successful minutes!
**If you don’t have Double Unders, then Double Under Attempts will count!

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