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February 16, 2017

Skill

Deadlift
2-2-2-2-2

Work up to a heavy double deadlift today.  This doesn’t necessarily mean you go up to max effort or a new 2RM, but work up in weight as you feel comfortable. Judge your effort by the strain it takes you to achieve each lift.  New lifters should keep the load lighter and work on proper body mechanics as they increase in weight.  Start with a light weight and make sure that you have established a straight back and an  appropriate setup as you address the bar.  Be sure to maintain your posture as you progress through each set and as you increase in weight.

WOD

AMRAP in 10 Minutes
20 Kettlebell Snatches 24/16kg
15 Box Jumps 24/20″

Spend some time mastering the kettlebell snatch before you start this workout.  Initiate the movement very much like you would a kettlebell swing, but lead with your elbow and rotate your wrist around the kettlebell before pressing out at the top.  Try not to just flip the KB end over end and let it smash into your arm.  You do not need to bring the kettlebell back to the floor between reps, each rep is initiated from the hang.  Break up the reps however you want but distribute the work evenly across both arms.  If you can do 10 reps unbroken with the Rx’d weight feel free to scale up to a heavier kettlebell! Move smooth and safe on the box jumps and focus on landing softly on the top of the box in a partial squat and with an upright chest.

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