I thanked my street’s garbage men today. It made me feel good…
Garbage men tidy up my streets. Those of us who are dedicated to our training…we are all garbage men in some strange way. Each day we are committed to cleaning up the trash scattered in our lifting. Stunted pulls, slow wrists, and sloppy footwork plague the barbell. While the refuse pile of poor technique may seem high for some of us, each day, we suit up, drink coffee (per orders from Gen. North), and take out the trash nonetheless. One day the streets will be clean, but until then I will keep picking up the trash one lift at a time.
It’s a deload week here at The Movement Program. With the Rosh Hashanah holiday this past Monday and today, we have not had the opportunity for school and, subsequently, training. I guess it will be more of a deload/rest week. Anyways, don’t shake your head in wonderment at how low the percentages are on the weightlifting sessions, as well as the loads used in the WODs. I’m hoping my athletes will take this week to work on their speed. We shall see. As for me, I once again retreated to the sweaty and mucky confines of South Philly for my own training. The weightlifting session was easy, but I was very focused on my third pull. Sometimes I feel like I float a little too much under the bar on the way down. Good to time to fix this!
The WOD was sinister and awkward. I mixed up some hanstand pushups, burpee to weighted swings (never tried these before today), overhead walking lunges, and weighted runs. Suck, suck, and suck. Who knew three rounds would suck so much? Actually, I did… Needed a good ass kicking.
Beat the Streets is this Saturday at 9 am. So far, I have Nick, Gia, Palmer, David, Rich, and Madison signed up. If anyone else wants to compete, let me know ASAP!
Now we can slam bars with impunity!
Snatch Pull – Hang Snatch Pull – Hang Power Snatch complex
2 sets @ 60% 1 RM Snatch
3 sets @ 65% 1 RM Snatch
3 Rounds for Time
15 Burpee to weighted swing (45/25)
20 Overhead Walking Lunge Steps (45/25)
150 meter weighted run (45/25)