Ring Dips (or Close DB Bench Press)
Tempo Ring Dips (32X1):
4 x 6-12 Strict, 1 x Max Reps
Perform 4 sets across to 2 reps shy of failure, then 1 max effort set to failure. Perform a full range of motion on all reps. Rest as needed between sets. Goal is to add total reps each week by increasing the sets across and/or the max set.
Tempo Close Dumbbell Bench Press (32X1):
4 x 6-12, 1 x Max Reps
Perform 4 sets across to 2 reps shy of failure, then 1 max effort set to failure. Rest as needed between sets. Start with a load that feels almost easy for 12 reps. Keep elbows in close to mimic the bottom of a dip.
The tempo note (32X1) means control the eccentric (down) portion for a 3 count, pause at the bottom for a 2 count, contract concentrically (up) as fast as possible, then hold the top for a 1 count before beginning the next rep.
Post loads/work to comments.
5 Rounds NFT or 20 Minutes:
5ea 1-Armed Dumbbell or Kettlebell Thrusters, as heavy as possible
7ea Split Squats
5-10 Strict Toes-to-Bars or Hanging Leg Raises
Focus on keeping a rigid, squared off torso for the first two movements. Only add weight to the Split Squat if you can do all reps in both legs with perfect form. The goal on the Toes-to-Bars/Hanging Leg Raises is zero swing.
Post work and Rx to comments.
Dan L., Mike C., and Mark L. listen as Coach McDowell recites Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from memory | Photo by Thomas H.
- CrossFit Kids programming returns today with a new schedule!
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Upcoming 8-Week Training Cycle Template
Training Cycle Dates: M 4/11- Su 6/5
Crush Week: M 5/29 – Su 6/5
Transition Week: Will be the first week of the following cycle, starting June 6, 2016
This cycle will bring us back to more progressive, less randomized programming with an added emphasis on developing/building intermediate gymnastics skills in warm ups. We’ll program the barbell movements on consistent days of the week and will once again squat twice a week.
Monday – Upper Body Push: Dip or Dumbbell Bench Press + Metcon
Tuesday – Rest Day
Wednesday – Back Squat + Deadlift + Metcon
Thursday – Clean and Jerk + Metcon
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – Front Squat + Metcon
Sunday – Snatch + Metcon
We’ve laid out the Fitness and Performance rep schemes and weekly progressions for each lift, as well as the standardized warm ups we’ll be doing for the next 8 weeks, over on the Current Programming Cycle page.
New to all this? Check out Coach Fox’s article “The Underlying Philosophy Behind Programming at CFSBK.”
Yesterday’s Whiteboard: Bear Complex | Run, Power Snatches, Burpees
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