Five rounds for time:
7 Thrusters 60/40kg
14 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
*15 minute cut off.
Tips: Obviously this is going to be a hard one – as a guide for scaling use a weight that should see you get the first few rounds of thrusters done unbroken. Breaking the last few sets of thrusters is acceptable but not to the point of doing singles. As for the pull-ups, the first priority is the C2B element – I would prefer you to scale volume and retain the C2B element than to retain full reps at the expense of range of motion.
If you’re a firebreather, hit it hard from the start and see how much of it you can do unbroken – otherwise use a sensible strategy to see if you can beat the cut off time. The 15 minute cut off allows for 2.5 minutes per round, which makes it pretty achievable with the right plan.
A. 4 x 6-8 Pendlay Row
B. 4 x 8-10 DB Bench Press
Tips: Use your warm up period to determine a weight that sees you fail between the specified number of reps in the 1st set. If you don’t make the minimum specified reps – drop back in weight, and if you get to the max specified reps and you have more left – go heavier. Once your sorted, stick with that weight and work to failure in the remaining sets. Rest 90-120 seconds between sets.
Perform as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Toes to Bar
10 Box Jumps 24/20″
Rest 30 seconds.
Post rounds to comments.
Tips: The aim of the game for this workout is to keep a high level of effort which means that the 100m runs are not a rest break – hit them hard and use the rest break at the end of each round to help you recover. Also, you should scale back the volume of toes to bar if you anticipate having to break up the sets of 10 into more than 2-3 efforts per round – ideally the number you pick should be close to unbroken for the entire workout. Box Jumps are compulsory jump up/step down for today’s workout.
A. Work to a heavy Hang Snatch + Full Snatch (1+1).
B. Death by Overhead Squat:
1 rep in the 1st minute, 2 in the 2nd, 3 in the 3rd etc.
Tips: The hang snatch and full snatch are not touch and go. Perform the lifts in succession but don’t be in such a rush to get onto the 2nd lift that you are pulling from a less than perfect position. Ideally both of these lifts should be received in the full squat but I am happy for less mobile folks to ride them through into the bottom of the squat.
For the overhead squat, pick a weight that should see you fail somewhere between the round of 7-10 and try to perform a full snatch into the first rep of each set if you’re a pretty proficient lifter.
AMRAP in 10 minutes of:
50 Bar Facing Burpees
30 Thrusters 50/35kg
Post rounds and reps to comments.
Today’s workout is a retest from January – think back to how you hit this one and use that experience to work out a better strategy for your second attempt. Ideally with your improved conditioning and a better strategy we should see significant improvements on your previous result.
My advice is to hit the burpees at a steady and sustainable pace that will allow you to do all 50 reps without a break. Then, take a good few breaths before you pick up the bar for the thrusters and aim for a large but not maximal first set. After that, stay accountable about getting back on the bar but don’t be in such a rush that you are only doing a couple of reps at a time.
For the Muscle-ups, the aim is not to work to failure (unless you can do all 10 unbroken of course) – a failed rep is going to cost time and energy that you can’t afford at this stage and sticking to a sensible plan here could save you a big chunk of time.
Finally if you make it to the second set of burpees – just keep moving!
Open Gym 2-3pm today. Come and watch me vacuum!
Have you signed up for the Open yet?
A. EMOM for 10 minutes:
3 Pendlay Row (choose your own weight)
Push-up (choose your own reps)
B. EMOM for 10 minutes:
3 Shoulder Press (choose your own weight)
Strict Pull-up (choose your own reps)
Tips: EMOM is a tight cycle and we frequently see people heavily overestimate their abilities when it comes to this format. The loads for the Pendlay Row and Shoulder Press should not be maximal – the aim is to pick a challenging load that you can repeat for all 10 rounds (that’s 30 reps). As for the reps on the push-up/pull-up, my advice is not to work much further than 30 seconds into each minute otherwise it’s likely that you will be chasing your tail in the latter rounds. Good luck.
A. Power Snatch + Overhead Squat 1+3
*15 min. to find a max.
B. Ascend as far as possible in 7 minutes:
1 Overhead Squat 60/40kg
3 Toes to Bar
2 Overhead Squat 60/40kg
6 Toes to Bar
3 Overhead Squat 60/40kg
9 Toes to Bar
4 Overhead Squat 60/40kg
12 Toes to Bar
*Standing up a full snatch counts as the first overhead squat.
Tips: Try to maintain unbroken OH squats for as long as possible throughout this workout. The time and effort required to get the bar back overhead in addition to the inevitable lengthy rest break make it too costly to dump unless you absolutely have to. Having said that, once you get to the larger sets (where you know you will have to break) pick a strategic break point (past the halfway point is always good) to dump the bar rather than working to absolute failure.
Conversely, don’t be afraid to break up the toes to bar anyhow you see fit. T2B are a taxing movement from a cardio perspective and it’s easy to get tricked into thinking big unbroken sets are the only way to get a good score. Breaking up larger sets into smaller portions with short and measured rest breaks can ward off working to failure for an extra few rounds. Enjoy.