I had a few athletes OHS today. Despite the fact that we haven’t done these in a while I thought they all looked pretty good. Remember, all training is complimentary.
Create enough momentum on the KB that it points forward at the top.
If any exercise we do is “old school” it’s this one. I remember a day when we’d do these 2-3x a week. It’s not that the step-up is hard, it’s the fucking weight baring down on you, suffocating you, pinning your diaphragm into an expired position. It’s a battle…mostly in the mind.
Do not mindlessly do Tuck Jump. Aim to lift your knees as high up into your gut as possible. Today is was convenient to have the box in front of them because I told them they had to lift their feet above the level of the box height on every rep.
WhipSmash makes for a good penalty between Dead Hang efforts. Anything that creates a large O2 demand will work. Having to jump back up to the bar breathing heavy is no fun. And if there was any debate this wasn’t a dynamic movement Janell is proving otherwise.
God forbid if you ever find yourself in a life or death situation that requires you to hang from something I pray you are prepared. Brian Crawford held his first set of Dead hang for 3:27, tops for the day.
The male standard for today’s Hi-Pulls.
It must be Thursday at 5:15pm. This and the 6;15pm classes are the only groups I coach all day so I let them have it. No mercy. You get what you give. If you give it all you deserve the rewards that come with it. If you cut corners, look for the easy way, or shortchange yourself every chance you get, you fail in life because you missed the whole point: to discover what you’re made of.