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March 1, 2016

Strength

Front Squat

3-3-3-3-3

Today we’re working up to a strong effort 3 rep front squat.  With the front squat we want to focus on keeping the elbows up and point out and in turn the chest.  As with any kind of squatting you’ll want to practice keeping your knees out and tracking over your feet. Remember to release the grip on the bar a little bit in the front squat and load the bar onto your torso. That should help you keep your elbows and chest up. If you have a mobility problem holding you back from keeping your elbows up you can always try crossing your arms across the bar or modifying that in some way.

WOD

AMRAP in 8 Minutes
12 Kettlebell Swings 32/24kg
24 Sit-Ups

Workout notes: 

Today’s workout involves two movements that compliment each other in that their recruitment chains are functionally the opposite.  With that in mind focus on continuously working for the entire 8 minutes by strategizing  your rest periods and moving at a sustainable pace early on.  Use this opportunity to attempt swinging a kettlebell that is a bit heavier than normal for you if you feel you are ready.  Scale by swinging them “Russian” style, going only to eye level.

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