Ahh… the open. We’re closing in on the final week. It’s been really fun to watch everyone work through, progress, and hit some big milestones (like the featured image). I am grateful to everyone for making this such a fun five weeks.
Don’t think that we’re done being competitive. Everyone who did the scaled open should consider signing up for the Festivus Games. We’re hosting on 4/18. Should be a lot of fun.
Also would be good to keep your ear to the ground about our local in-house competition (we’ll host, obviously) and the local mock-regionals that we’re going to participate in.
As for this weeks programming — we’re going to keep building on single leg strength, gymnastics pulling and bring back an oldie but goodie — Single-mode aerobic work. Our rowing only workout this week is going to test everyone mentally and hand out a good dose of sore legs. Remember not to go “all out” but keep things at a steady pace just above what you could normally sustain for 500M. Will be a lot of fun!
For the split squats — the goal is to do 1/3 of your bodyweight in each hand. This of course would require you to keep your torso absolutely upright. If you can’t do that, you should be using a barbell to reinforce a tall chest. With a barbell, shot for your bodyweight.