31 March 2015
This is a continuation of yesterday's post and more information about our next 4 weeks...
1. Athletes will have improved strength in these areas: (overhead, pressing, and core).
2. Athletes will have improved mobility in the above mentioned areas (overhead, pressing, core AND squat).
3. Athletes will have improved technique in weightlifting movements (snatch and clean).
How we will determine if objectives are met:
Unlike the back squat program, where we looked at pure beginning and ending numbers, we’re not going to specifically use numbers for this. I know, for the math teacher in me, this is hard to say because I like numbers and data, but I want the success of this 4 weeks to be determined by your comfort level with the areas we’re focusing on. Sometimes, you just can’t convert comfort level and smoothness to a number.
This is where you come in. You should have a notebook of some sort to track your workouts. Over the next 4 weeks, I want you to specifically make anecdotal notes on the pages as you write down your skill work for the day. They can be as simple as, “overhead squat was shaky and uncomfortable today”. Or, “95# snatch felt smoother and faster than last week. Footwork is dialed in!” Or, “I wasn’t afraid to drop under the bar today! Holla!” Sometimes, these notes, these thoughts, that are fleeting in their moment, paint a much more detailed picture of progress than just numbers on paper. Listen to your body and acknowledge how the movements are feeling during these 4 weeks. They shouldn’t always feel wonderful. If so, then you might not be pushing yourself to the edge enough. We’ll ask some of you to highlight and share your notes after our 4 weeks is complete.
So, what are we going to do already? Well, this article is long enough for today. I’ll leak more information in the next.
Until then, let’s find out who’s got some iron lungs with today’s WOD.
Workout of The Day
500 Meter Row
50 Double Unders
By D. Soprano
Posted on Mon, March 30, 2015
by D. Soprano