Bench Press / Dumbbell Front Rack Step-Ups Superset*
A1) Barbell Bench Press:
3 x 6
A2) Dumbbell Front Rack Step-Ups:
3 x 6
Use a controlled “faster up-slower down” tempo for both movements. Go heavier than last week. Use a box height that allows for “squat depth” on the working leg.
*Warm up and then perform a set of Bench Presses, followed by a set of Dumbbell Front Rack Step-Ups. Repeat for 3 work sets of each, resting 30 seconds to a minute between movements.
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Exposure 6 of 8
AMRAP 3 Minutes:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (add 1 rep per round)
Strict Handstand Push-Ups
Rest 3 minutes
Start each round off at 1. The Deadlift should be a medium weight for you, something you could do easily a set of 10+ reps when fresh. The Handstand Push-Ups are strict today (no kipping). If these are easy for you, then add a deficit. If not, then scale range of motion (up to 2 mats) or to Box Piked or regular Push-Ups as needed.
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This Week: Free Next Level Weightlifting Club Classes!
Want to get better at Olympic lifting? We’ve added 2 additional Next Level Weightlifting Club classes from 12 to 1:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, and this week those afternoon classes are free! NLWC offers Olympic lifting (the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk) with strength training and mobility all in one. While there are universal weekly workouts, they can and likely will change from person to person depending on each individual’s needs. All people are different and therefore require different things to be successful. At Next Level Weightlifting Club, we take that into account and make adjustments as needed to optimize progress.
There’s no need to register beforehand for this Wednesday or Friday’s free classes. Just show up and get your Oly on!
About the Coach: Frank Murray has competed in weightlifting for many years. During that time, he has medaled at five separate National Championships, most recently a Silver at last year’s Nationals. His all-time best lifts in competition include a 151kg (333lb) Snatch and a 182kg (400lb) Clean and Jerk at a body weight under 200lbs. He has worked with many athletes, from multiple CrossFits, including: CF Garden City, CF Queens, CF Great Neck, CF 516, CF King of Island Park, RADD CF, CF Greenpoint, CF Manhasset, CF L.I.C, among others. Coached by Arthur Drechsler, former world record holder, chairman of the board of USAWeightlifting, and author of The Weightlifting Encyclopedia, Frank has learned from the many years of experience that Artie has had over his coaching career.
Frank is a USAW Level II Advanced Sports Performance Coach and has a B.A. in Physical Education.
News and Notes from CFSBK Members
- CFSBKers Maria H. and Courtney C. host a biweekly comedy series called Butterscotch Comedy. The show happens at the Greene Grape Annex, and the next one goes down on July 19th at 7:30pm. Check it out!
- Moss, a movie that Gene K. worked on as a producer, just started a weeklong run at Cinema Village in Manhattan! The film has received strong reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice. You can purchase tickets here. CFSBKers can also receive a discounted ticket by presenting this voucher at the box office.