Categorized as: TECHNIQUE

Hang Power Clean

The hang power clean is a simple variation of the hang clean in which the bar is received above a parallel squat.

Execution: With a clean grip, lift the bar to the standing position. Lower the bar under control to the chosen hang position (most often mid-thigh, knee or right below the knee). Once reaching the hang position, initiate the power clean by pushing against the floor with the legs first. Drive the legs against the floor and extend the hips aggressively, keeping the bar in close proximity to the body and bringing it into contact with the hips as you reach complete extension. After extending, pick up and move your feet into your squat stance while pulling your elbows high and to the sides to move yourself down into a partial squat under the bar while keeping the bar and your body as close to each other as possible. Turn the elbows around the bar and into the clean rack position, and stop the squat with the thighs above horizontal. Stabilize and recover to a standing position with the bar overhead. Read More…

Parallette Training – Volume 1

Parallettes are an indispensable piece of training equipment. Fortunately, they are inexpensive, easy to make, light, and portable. With bodyweight exercises alone, incredible strength can be developed simply by selecting positions that will increase muscle loading. The range of exercises they can introduce to a training program is enormous. If you have not already purchased or made a set of parallettes, do so.

Static Holds

Practicing isometric contractions under load has been proven to be very effective in strength development. Some studies have shown dramatic strength increases with nothing but isometric contraction exercises. These static holds can be introduced into your training program in a variety of ways:
Include them in conditioning circuits as fixed holds. E.g., hold an L-sit for 30 seconds.
Accumulate holds up to a certain total time. E.g., do handstands until you have 60 cumulative seconds of holding time; try to minimize the number of attempts.  Perform a larger number of shorter holds. E.g., do ten sets of 5-second ball planches.

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Saturday, August 15th, 2015

A) 15 Minute EMOM – 2 Squat Snatches

Modify with Power Snatch + OH Squat

Add Weight when Possible

B) 10 Minute AMRAP:

  • 10 DB Jumping Lunges (25/15)
  • 10 DB Squats
  • 10 DB Burpees

Rest at least 10 Seconds Between Each Movement

coming Monday…

PRACTICE

Teams of Two: 20 Minute Running Clock

  • 50 Thrusters (75/55)
  • 50 Chinup
  • 50 Partner Anchored Situp

How To Run a Fast Mile

Are you looking for ways to run a faster mile? Whether you’re entering a race, trying to pass a military physical fitness test or just looking to challenge yourself, you can use the strategies and training routines in this article to boost your speed around the track.

Part 1 of 4: Run a Fast Mile 1 Lap At a Time

Start with a pre-race warmup. Do a few paced sprints to get your heart rate up. Mentally go through the race in your head. Know what times you want to have at each lap.

Part 2: Run as quickly as possible on Lap 1

You’ll want to start out a little faster than what is necessary to get your target time.  Continue reading…


Thursday, August 13th, 2015:

PRACTICE

A) True Negative Pullups

B) 21-15-9:

  • MB Clans
  • Burpees

C) 50 MB Anchored Situps

coming Friday…

COMPETITION

A) 1 Mile Time Trial (Cap 10minutes)

B) 40-30-20-10

  • Wallball
  • Pushup

Rest 60 Secs Between Sets – Go 110% During Sets