2 resources to help you find your Toes-To-Bar technique:
“I don’t want to bulk up,” someone will retort when I encourage him or her to lift heavy. First off, no one accidentally bulks up. Bulking up takes precise training, and just because you switch from a five-pound dumbbell to a ten-pound dumbbell, you aren’t going to bulk up. And there’s no such thing as “toning” either. There is just muscle, and having more muscle equals a faster metabolism. Once again, you can keep doing the same cardio routine and get the same result – or you can lift heavier weights, put on a couple of pounds of lean muscle tissue, and start burning more calories at rest. Start lifting heavy.”—Eric C. Stevens for Breaking Muscle
Workout of the Day
1) Back Squat: 1 attempt to establish a 20RM – rest 2:00 (before #2)
*Add approximately 5-10# to last week’s number.
2) Front Squat: Max Reps @ 100% of #1 (after 2:00 REST)
4 rounds of:
REST 2 minutes between rounds
SCALING: Deficit HSPU can be scaled to regular handstand push-ups, box handstand push-ups or push-ups.
Use bumper plates or parallettes to create deficit.
CrossFit Open competitors be smart! You don’t know what Thursday night will bring. Protect your hands. Scale wisely. Make sure your joints are functioning well at the end of the week. Train hard but RECOVER WELL!
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.