9am does the “THRILLER!” Warm Up.
Mobility: Hip Mobility.
Skill Practice Warm Up: 5 push jerks on the minute for 5 minutes. Use a weight that challenges you on the first few sets, but gets easier as your form improves on the later sets. Focus on using your arms as little as possible.
Workout: ”Max Effort” testing and Year End Goals (Y.E.G.s)!
We are quickly approaching the halfway point of 2014, and if you haven’t done it already, NOW IS THE TIME TO SET SOME GOALS! Pick one Metabolic goal (like “Fran” or the “Newbie”), one Gymnastic goal (like 10 unbroken pull-ups or 1 muscle up), and one Strength Goal (like a bodyweight front squat, or
Talk to the coach about what order you should perform them in, and try and pair up with people working on the same goals. If you have a ‘metcon goal’ that is a workout, wait until after you have done some of the one-off skill tests first.
For today, use a partner to count reps and keep time. DO NOT TRY AND DO TOO MANY ONE DAY. Try to complete 2-3. These are just ideas for ‘max effort’ stuff. Feel free to work with a coach to do your own Y.E.G. stuff as well.
METCON JUNKIES: If you absolutely NEED to do a metcon to feel normal (and not feel like you ‘wasted’ one of your gym visits)… you may need to reevaluate your priorities… but don’t worry! There are two fun little metcons at the end of this list that you can do so that you can still get in a good sweat. Combine max effort 400m run, max push ups in a minute, max effort 500m row, max consecutive double unders, then “Baseline” or “Annie” and you’ll walk out of the gym feeling like you accomplished something. I promise. Real masochists can do ‘tabata squats’, but don’t say I didn’t warn you! -jj
Click on the links below to take you directly to the ‘Beyond the Whiteboard’ site for these tests.
Coaching Tips: Many of these will affect your “Fitness Score” on BTWB. If you log into your account, your fitness score is up by your profile photo. If you click on it, you will find details on how your number is calculated and what areas you may need to update before the score is ‘confident’ (scores are only good for 6 months). The score will “update” on Sunday afternoons so you won’t see a change to your score until then (unfortunately)!
Compare To: 2014 – 02 – 27