Tuesday, September 13

You may have noticed over the last few months that we have incorporated more strongman type movements into our workouts. A little less lifting with a barbell and more lifting of odd objects like sandbags and heavy med balls. We’ve also incorporated some sled pulls with a supinated grip from time to time.

But have you ever wondered why? Hopefully we have explained some of this to you in class, but if you have missed it the video below may help.

We’ve taken a lot of these ideas from Julien Pineau, who is a movement specialist in California. He works with lots of athletes to fix imbalances and get them stronger and fitter. Most of the strongman type work we do is to help fix our own imbalances, but it also applies a little better to every day life. Most of the things you have to move or lift outside of the gym aren’t on a barbell.

Check out the video below for more explanation

Workout for Tuesday, September 13
Clean and Jerk Complex
EMOTM for 15 min
2 Power Cleans + 2 Push Jerks
*Complete 2 Power Cleans, THEN 2 Push Jerks
**You may add weight after minute 5 and minute 10 with good reps.

8 Rounds for time:
Run 400m
Rest 1 min
*23 min cap