Monday 16/6/14 – Competition

NEW PROGRAMMING CYCLE STARTS TODAY!!!
Get strong, and go long. Focus will be on foundational strength and aerobic capacity. Yes, you can build both…trust the program and don’t worry if your training in the early off-season doesn’t look like the training the Games athletes are doing right now (it shouldn’t).

Workout of the Day
A.
Six sets of:
Pause Front Squat @ 24X1 + Front Squat
Rest 2 minutes

Perform a controlled two-second descent, then hold at the bottom for four seconds before quickly driving up to the top, then breathe, brace and perform a front squat with no tempo restrictions. Build over the course of the six sets to your heaviest set possible within the tempo guidelines.

B.
Every 90 seconds, for 12 minutes (8 sets):
High Hang Snatch x 2 reps @ 65-75% or your 1-RM Snatch
*Pause for 2 seconds in the receiving position and ensure good weight distribution before standing with the weight.

Goal is perfect reps, drive through the heels, finish extension, aggressive turnover and good weight distribution on receiving.

C.
Every 90 seconds, for 9 minutes (6 sets):
Back Squat x 3 reps @ 75-85% of 1-RM

D.
Four sets for max reps of:
45 seconds of Alternating Reverse Lunges (185/125 lb – back rack)
Rest 45 seconds
45 seconds of Supinated-Grip Strict Pull-Ups
Rest 45 seconds

**OPTIONAL CONDITIONING WORK
If you have the ability to perform two sessions in one day, and you identify yourself as someone who is stronger than they are well-conditioned, add in this optional work. Preferably this work would be performed early in the day, at least 3-4 hours prior to today’s primary work.

Three sets of:
Row 1500 Meters @ 80% of your 500m pace
Rest 4-6 minutes

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