Tuesday, February 13
I came across this article over the weekend and thought it was interesting. It's called How Much Do Olympic Speed Skaters Squat from BarBend from Team USA.
They don't get into the details as much as I would have liked, but they do have some pretty high expectations of their athletes - in particular - they want male athletes to squat 2.7 times bodyweight and females to squat 2.5 times. That's pretty impressive.
They also use the Olympic lifts to work on speed, power, and explosiveness and lots of accessory movements to balance the athletes out.
This is all on top of their on-ice training, which occupies most of their time. It can be easy to forget how much work these athletes put in chasing the Olympic dream. Most of them aren't making much if any money either.
Here's that speed, power, and explosiveness on display!
Workout for Tuesday, February 13
15 min NFT
5 minutes of Heavy Object Holds
5X2 Weighted Pull Ups
*scale weighted pull ups with negatives or ring rows
4 Rounds for time
15/10 Cal Bike
10 Air Squats
10 Push Ups
10 C2B Pull Ups