Workouts that include two or more barbell movements offer a different challenge and stress than those with primarily bodyweight movements, or a more even split between the two. This can definitely be a goat (or donkey, depending on the noise it makes) for some athletes. This type of conditioning calls for more time spent under load, attempting to apply force and manipulate external objects, rather than controlling your body alone in space.
Tuesday’s workout should be an interesting combination. The weight will ideally be manageable, so you can go unbroken, or very close, and although not the most graceful it allows for a quick, direct transition between the two movements from round to round. What’s listed below may look like a daunting task glowing on the screen of your computer of smart phone, but don’t be intimidated, this is a workout you can really get after, and we encourage you to scale it (up or down) as such.
October 18, 2011
Strength: Power Clean 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squats (45kg/30kg)
Box Jumps (24″/20″)
Power Cleans (45kg/30kg)