Slow and Complicated

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it a lot more tomorrow, the overhead squat is the most difficult of the slow lifts.  It requires a great deal of strength and flexibility, not to mention concentration.  For something seemingly straight forward (hold an object over your head and squat down) there is a lot to remember.  Active shoulders, put tension on the bar, keep the bar in the vertical plane over mid-foot, keep a tight core, stay on your heals, get full depth, and focus, focus, focus.  We’re going to do it all on Wednesday, and set some new PRs in the process.

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Strength: Overhead squat 5-5-3-3-1-1-1

WOD: Tabata burpees

Some of our members are participating in the Hoppin’ Mad Mud Run this Sunday, May 16th at 11 AM in Amesbury, MA.  It’s a 10K run that includes military obstacles.  This is a great chance to put all of your hard work to use in a fun, challenging event.  Please let us know if you’re interested in participating.

Parking Update: Wednesday is a getaway day at Fenway, with the Sox and Jays wrapping up their 3 game set with a 1:35 PM start.  Parking will not be available for the noon or evening classes.

7 thoughts on “Slow and Complicated”

  1. Tabata score -7. Intersting game of how much to pace yourself without burning out in the later rounds.

    1. 7 here, too. Very tough to get faster. Big congratulations to Dennis who made it 8-solid at 7:30, and FTJ and the Eriks brothers who also got 7!

  2. Tabata – 6. Was hitting 8 until round 7 and then I was out of gas. Definitely fun, looking forward to seeing this one again.

    60kg OHS – up from 35kg in early March (last time I did them). Pretty pleased with that, think I could have done more.

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