New Programming Cycle – April 2016
New Programming Cycle – April 4, 1016
The Open has passed, so our focus now shifts to a new programming cycle based on building strength, building on our gymnastics skills, and testing the waters of some strongman workouts.
What to expect
The cycle is scheduled for 9 weeks. Unlike previous cycles, this will not run on a 5 day format, it will run over a 15 day format..say what??? Oh ya! Movements will repeat during the 15 days but will vary them for “Fitness” and “Performance” programming. Here is a breakdown of movements that we will focus on.
Clean & Jerk
Lower body unilateral movements – Split squats, Bulgarian Squats, Step-ups etc
Strongman – Sandbags, Farmer Carries, sled push and pull etc..
“Fitness” and “Performance”
Once again we will be offering two programming options for strength and skill work. Fitness strength work will work along a linear progression (slight increases in weight each week), and foundational gymnastics movements. While performance will vary strength training with intensity days (low rep-heavy weight), and volume days (higher reps – lighter weight), and continue to develop capacity in gymnastics movements.
We are lucky that Dr. Paul will be providing a weekly plan to improve our warm-ups – Stay tuned for videos and a blog post.