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Saturday morning crew of  active recovery yoga in order to speed up the recovery process, and just have fun getting bendy with awesome people. Thanks Amanda!

 

Training VS Testing

As we are coming up on a testing week I figured this was as good a time as any to dive into this subject. Failing lifts too often can be seriously taxing on the central nervous system and frustrating for to boot. In addition, it adds psychological stress and creates negative expectations when approaching lifts. For more experienced members, testing new rep maxes at the end of our cycles is an acceptable and inevitable part of serious training.

But every day is not a limit test and I don’t want anyone maxing out to failure with any regularity. As many of you know for the past 6 months or so I have been programming in 8 week training cycles for our lifts. Weeks 1 through 7 are our day-in, and day-out workouts, these should be considered training, and an opportunity to go a little bit heavier without reaching absolute limits.  My goal with our programming is to teach you folks how to train responsibly, with longevity in mind, just because you could go a little heavier today doesn’t mean it’s optimal for you.

Strength: Back Squat e7/8

3×3

Conditioning: 10 min AMRAP of:

30 Wall Balls

20 Burpees