Impact/Focus #1: Deadlift 5-5-5+
Work through the following sets of Deadlifts using the percentages outlined below. Novice level lifters should multiply their single repetition maximum by .9 and use the resulting number to determining loads. On the last set the ‘+’ means athletes may attempt to exceed the prescribed number of repetitions if possible.
5 x 40% (warm-up)
5 x 50% (warm-up)
3 x 60% (warm-up)
5 x 65%
5 x 75%
5+ x 85%
Impact/Focus #2: Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5
Work through the following sets/reps with immaculate form, going only as heavy as ideal technical execution allows.
Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5
Notes: Partner up. Athletes will be working through challenging sets no greater than 75% of any previous personal record (as a guideline for safety and to help ensure the focus remains on refreshing/establishing proper mechanics through the lift). The transfer of strength gained through proper lifting technique here is invaluable and often overlooked.
Complete the following pyramid of Double-unders for time against a 12:00 Running Clock:
5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50-45 … 5
Notes: Complete each rung on the ladder unbroken before moving on.
All the way up and down is a complete evolution.