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January 26, 2016

Skill

EMOM for 10 Minutes
[Odd] :30 Seconds of Strict Pull-Ups
[Even] :30 Seconds of Hollow Rocks

Today’s skill work is 10 intervals of :30 seconds work and 30 seconds rest of strict pull-ups and hollow rocks, alternating between each movement. The strict pull-up is one the best upper body strengthening exercises that we have and should not be taken lightly. Take as many sets as you need to and complete as many reps as possible during that time.  If you are someone who does not quite have a strict pull-up yet try to progress to a lighter band or attempt jumping pull-ups with a slow lower down.  The hollow rock can be scaled many ways as well. Focus first on tightening the back and taking the arch out of your lumbar and then extend arms and legs to the best of your ability. Remember you can scale by pulling in one or both arms.
WOD

AMRAP in 12 Minutes
15 Burpees
15 Kettlebell Swings 32/24 kg

Workout notes: This workout is a time priority couplet with two difficult conditioning movements.  Remember to pace your self during the first couple of rounds and try to hold that pace as you get deeper into the workout.  Even those these movements are “lower” skill movements they do have technique to consider.  Perform the kettlebell swings by dropping into a partial squat and bowing forward slightly before driving the kettlebell upward.  Do your best to perform your burpees with an explosive spring forward and jump rather than just crawling up from the floor.

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