1. Deficit Deadlifts. Building to a moderately heavy double from 3".
2. "The Good Life", a conditioning repeat.
6 Minute EMOM:
2 Deficit Deadlifts (3" deficit) *video below
We are looking to start in the 50-55% range, and finish in the area of 65-70%. On the moderate side, with a focus on sound positioning.
On today's deadlifts, we are pulling from a deficit. Standing on plates is the aim today, challenging our position off the floor. In regards to percentage, is it our aim to stay on the lighter side if this is a newer movement to us. On all repetitions, let's set the bar back to the floor (avoid touch and go).
“The Good Life”
21 Box Jumps (24/20)
Last completed September 2018
Transitions count. If there is one goal we are focusing on today, it is urgency in transitions.
Recall that a meter row is a pace setter. We aren’t going to stop on a row. But we very well may on the burpees and box jumps if we push here too hard. The goal here is to minimize the amount of time not working – to achieve that, this row should be ~5-10 seconds slower than your 2K pace. What’s more important here is getting off the rower and immediately moving with a purpose to start our burpees.
These are "classical" burpees… a jump and a clap overhead to finish the movement. And on these, as simple as the thought it, let's focus on our breathing. Focus on the breathing burpee cadence and force air in. If we push too aggressively on these, we lose our ability to cycle through the box jumps. We cannot tax ourselves out here. We need to remain composed so that we can preserve our agility on the box.
Unless we have a limitation, let's jump up each burpee today for the training benefit. There will be days where we want to move towards the step-up burpee, but today, let's hold ourselves to the jump up.
On the box jumps, a two foot jump will be considered “Rx”. Step-ups are always an option, but won’t be marked as “Rx”. Recompose on top of the box, and make your move for your next repetition.