Find a gear on the Mountain Climbers that allows you to sustain continuous movement for the entire 30s.
…and then the “rest.”
Monday is squat day.
5-3-2-1-1-AMRAP @ 85% was the order of the day.
The Bulgarian Bag is one of the best tools in the gym for training rotational core stabilization. Also, unlike a medicine ball it allows for continuous, repeated efforts.
Slam and hold. There is little reprieve for the shoulders.
The program called for Strict Pull-ups. Break them up if you have to. If you can get away with not using a band it’s always better.
I think the transfer of strength from Ring Rows and Pull-ups is much more effective than using a band on the pull-up bar. The cue I often use is to pull the hands to the armpits. This ensures the scapula come together and range of motion is optimized.
Chest up, shoulders slight externally rotated.
If the Straight Body Lower is too tough, simply bend the knees. The goal is the same. Try to lift the hip up as you lower the legs.
Strength training forces one to focus more. When the load gets heavy, the mind is very much in the moment because it has to be.
Too many people look for the shortcuts. And the truth is the shortcut leads back to the start because you never really accomplish anything. The path of true progress is long, hard, and undesirable. It’s why so few choose to tread it. Put your head down, seek guidance, and be ready for a bumpy ride. The advantage is we are better people in the end when we recognize and forgo the innate tug of mediocrity that infects society. Meaningfulness takes time.