HSPU Day #28
Back Squat 1 x90% of your 1rm + a little more than last week. Then, 3x3 at a heavier weight than the 80% of 1rm you used last time we did 3x3 on 11.15.10. Add weight, however little, to both the 90 and 80 percent sets. We will only back squat heavy one more time after today before we test our CrossFit Totals again, so take full advantage of your time under the bar.
5 rounds for time of:
- 7 Thrusters (135/85)
- 21 Double Unders
For the thrusters, clean the weight into position, keep the elbows high, and hit proper depth. I go deeper with my thrusters than I do my squats to take advantage of the "stretch reflex" of the working muscles. It's much faster during a timed workout to drop into and explode out of the hole on thrusters, rather than easing down into them, stopping your muscles short of full range of motion, and then trying to reverse direction and come back up. Obviously, all your front squat mechanics should be prioritized in order to make this effective and prevent injuries.
For the double unders, if you have to substitute the movement, do 4 times the number of single unders. So you would instead do 84 single unders per round. If you do this option, focus on single hop jumps and increasing your rope speed. Keep your elbows into your sides and make small circles with your wrists. Your elbows should remain flexed but should not be the joint powering your rope. Your wrists should do the work. No one ever got good at double unders without first getting good at single unders, so don't worry about running before you can walk. But also remember your goal is to run (still talking about double unders, don't lose me on this metaphor) so everything you do with a rope in your hand should be designed to get you to that goal.
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