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November 15, 2017


EMOM for 10 Minutes

30 seconds of Handstand Push-Ups

For today’s skill work we are working on a difficult gymnastics skill.  The strength and skill minimum for attempting handstand push-ups is 10 perfect and unbroken push-ups as well as at least a 60 second handstand hold.  If you aren’t able to perform the base skills, scale the movement to one that gets you working on the movement and addresses your biggest weakness. Spend 30 seconds of each  minute working on the skill by working in small sets or performing single reps if need be. Scale with one or two abmats in order to learn the skill but any more than that and you are better off choosing a scaling option that will address strength issues.  Pike push-ups with your feet on the ground or on a box are a great option.


AMRAP in 15 Minutes

10 Box Jump 24/20″
10 One arm alternating russian kettlebell swings 32/24 kg
10 Push-ups

Workout notes: Today we have a time priority triplet with two common movements and one we don’t see frequently! Box jumps are an explosive plyometric movement that require good power, balance and coordination to pull off a set of ten in quick succession.  You will only be swinging your kettlebell with one arm up to eye level, do not go all the way overhead here! Alternate arms by switching as the kettlebell is at the apex of the swing but rest as needed. You will most likely find the one arm variant to be a little more difficult that your standard swing!  If you have trouble alternating you can scale the movement by completing 5 in a row on each arm instead. Finish each round with a set of 10 push-ups using the strictest standard possible for the entire workout.

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