Deadlift / Handstand Push-Up Superset*
3 x 4
Heavier than last week.
70% x 5 x 3
1B) Handstand Push-Up
3 x 5-10 Box Piked HSPUs
1-2 AbMats are ok. Knees are easier than toes. Sub 8-12 Seated Dumbbell Presses if you don’t have Boxed Pike HSPUs yet.
3 x 6-12 Strict HSPUs
1-3 AbMats are allowed as long as you’re getting some range of motion out of it. If you can do 3 sets of 12 easily, then add a deficit. DC blocks and bumpers work well for this.
*Superset means that you perform a set of exercise A (in this case the Bench Press) and then after a short rest, 30 seconds to a minute, you perform a set of exercise B (in this case the Barbell Bent-Over Row). You then rest a short period before returning to exercise A and continue in this fashion until all warm up and work sets are completed.
Post loads/work to comments.
Exposure 6 of 8
5 Rounds for Time:
200m Farmer Carry, as heavy as possible
Choose a heavy dumbbell or kettlebell and carry it goblet style 100m out and 100m back. It should be challenging but not so heavy that you need to rest more than twice per trip.
Post time and Rx to comments.
Wendy S. Back Squats as Coach Jeremy watches. Read on to learn more about Wendy and our Starting Strength Program
Humans of Starting Strength Program: Wendy Spooner
Registration for our next round of Starting Strength Program cycles will open tomorrow! Between now and the when the cycle starts, we’ll be bringing you some Humans of New York-style interviews of our Starting Strengthers. Who are these intrepid powerlifters? What brings them together? What is Starting Strength Program like? Let’s find out! For our first installment, we talked to Wendy S.
4. Never compete with anybody but yourself. Never base your progress on another person’s accomplishments. You may all have started out at different levels. Instead, compare your past and present and assess how far you have come.
Thanks, Wendy! Keep a lookout for more profiles of these wonderful humans over the next couple of weeks. Have you partcipiated in our Starting Strength Program? Tell us about your experience in the comments!