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February 3, 2017

[creativ_alertbox icon=”” colour=”red” custom_colour=””]Pack your long socks or knee sleeves! We’re rope climbing today! [/creativ_alertbox]

Skill

5×1 Rope Climb

Pack your long socks or knee sleeves today to protect your ankles and shins! Spend today’s skill practice working on learning to climb the rope!  A good way to establish that you have the baseline strength to attempt a climb is by performing a bodyweight hang test with your legs off of the rope while you are just above the ground.  If you are not quite ready perform rope pull-ups and practice jumping to the rope and locking in your feet. There are several methods to wrap the feet and make the climb easier so work with your coach to find which works best for you! For those of you that are comfortable with rope climbs use the time to work on efficiency by utilizing the legs as much as possible and ascending the rope using a minimum number of pulls.  If you are ready for it you can choose to do 5 sets of 2 performing each double as quickly as possible rather than just one at a time.

WOD 

For time
21-18-15-12-9-6-3
Push-Up
Air Squat
Lateral Box Jump Over 24/20″

Workout Notes: For today’s workout we have a triplet of all bodyweight movements. The push-up will most likely be the more difficult movement of the 3 so plan to break your reps up as needed.  If you can not perform strict push-ups from your toes you can do strict knee push-ups.  Whether you’re working from your knees or toes focus on a straight torso and contact the ground with your chest on each rep without resting at the bottom.  Move through the air squats at a smooth pace before moving on the the lateral box jump overs.  You will be jumping laterally over your box rather than facing the box.  You do not have to stand up on top of the box for the reps to count, but you should be sure to take off each jump from two feet to get to the top of the box.  This is a newer skill so feel free to jump to a shorter box or a stack of plates rather than stepping up to a higher box.

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