I. Coach’s Choice
Impact/Focus: Shoulder Taps 10-20-30-40+
-Shoulder taps (same hand/same shoulder, alt. hand must touch shoulder each rep)
-Handstand Walks x Distance
Notes: Athletes should focus on getting more comfortable in handstands. This will prepare athletes for free standing handstands, handstand push-ups and handstand walks. The last set is to try and do as many as possible before coming down (Hint: the faster you go the more you’ll get).
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Against a 7:00 Running Clock
10 x DB Renegade Row (50/35lbs)
20 x Anchored Abmat Sit-ups
Against a 7:00 Running Clock
6 x DB Snatch (50/35lbs)
12 x Push-ups
Notes: Athletes will be encouraged to play with the forward movement based variation of the Dumbbell Renegade Row for an additional challenge with regards to the first AMRAP.
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Skill Development/Accessory Training
I. Hip Extensions: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
II. Hip & Back Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
III. Glute Ham Raises: 5 sets of 8 reps (weighted)
Mobility and Active Recovery
Athletes are encouraged to read and consider the following article for immediate implementation; specifically the mobility section’s guidance. Thank you to CrossFit Invictus for putting this together.
A. Aerobic Restoration
25-40 minutes of one of the following performed at 60-70% effort – easy, restorative pace:
* Swim (this is my first choice, and if you have an ocean, even better)
* Row (focus on mechanics, smooth and efficient with a very low stroke per minute pace)
* AirDyne (keep the pace conversational and relaxed)
* Cycling (get outdoors and enjoy the scenery as you ride)
* Hike (nothing crazy here, find a nice easy slope and go for a walk outdoors)
NOTE ABOUT ACTIVE RECOVERY– The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill (like swimming or rowing), but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. I would also always prefer to see active recovery done as soon after rising as possible on the active recovery days. It’s an opportunity to start some blood flowing and aid your recovery.
B. Mobility and Maintenance
* Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
* Choose 2-3 Lower Body Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.
* Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
– AND/OR –
* Body work from a licensed body worker (ART, Graston, acupuncture, etc…)
C. Inflammation Maintenance
* This could be a lot of things, but think in terms of compression, contrast baths, salt baths, castor oil packs, etc…
D. Nutrition Preparation
* Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.
E. Mental Restoration
* Different for everyone – could be meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.