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Part 1: Pull-up Work, Week 1 Day 1:
Eccentric (0-4 reps)
- 4 Sets: 4 x Eccentric Pull-up at BW (bodyweight), rest 60 seconds between sets
*Each eccentric pull-up is done at a 5 second descent, with 5 second break between reps. Assist using partner, boxes or bands if necessary.
Volume (5-12 reps)
- OTM 5: 35% of Max Rep Set
*I.e. if your max rep set was 10 reps, you will perform 3-4 strict pull-ups on the minute for 5 minutes (total of 15-20 reps).
Weighted (12+ reps)
- 5 Sets: max strict pull-ups @ BW+ 7.5%, rest 90 seconds between sets
*Example: I weigh 185 pounds and performed 12+ reps on the test, so I will do 5 sets of max rep strict weighted pull-ups with an additional 14 pounds (use kettlebells, plates, etc.).
This is only the first day of the pull-up work, so it should not be overly difficult to complete these sets. The volume will continue to increase each week! Work with a partner to assist on eccentric pull-ups if unable to perform 5 second descent safely on your own.
- Row x 500m
- Russian Kettlebell Swing (40/20) x 50
- No Push-up Burpee x 40
- Max Rep Jump Rope Singles in Remaining Time
- Row x 500m
- Kettlebell Swing (53/35) x 50
- Burpee x 50
- Max Rep Double Unders in Remaining Time
*Record total number of double unders completed (divide by 2 for singles). If you do not make it to the double unders, record where you finished.
PVC Pipe Overhead Squat x 50 reps, slow and controlled, break up however you want