About a year and a half ago, I went to a seminar about barbell training that was put on by one of the scions of the strength training community, Mark Rippetoe. I had heard the stories about his sometimes irreverent comments, as well as the ones about him helping shape strength and conditioning as we know it today. I found both to be true at the seminar, where he was, at once, the smartest and funniest person in the room.
I took away a great deal of new information, and enriched some of the knowledge that I had already learned from reading about the subject. At its core, the system that Rip advocates is pretty simple: it involves squats, deadlifts, presses and cleans that increase in weight as you progress through each week of the program. Some of your fellow 818ers have done this and have seen great results - you can definitely tell who they are!
In CrossFit, we do the movements mentioned above frequently, but in order to see serious gains, you must dedicate some time and effort specifically to the barbell. So, after six months of focusing on the snatch, clean, and jerk, I felt that it was time to try something new with the weightlifting class that takes place on Monday nights. For now, we will be making our way through a linear progression template that will make these (already strong) guys and gals even stronger!
Interested in learning more about this program? Feel free to drop by on Mondays at 7:30 or reach out to one of your coaches!
Jun is jacked!
A. EMOTM 10:
7 knees to elbows
B. 4 rounds for time:
5 hang power cleans (155/105)
10 handstand push-ups
Posted by Commish