Easy Peasy

Rest 60 seconds between sets:

Deadlift 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

Dave Lipson: 565-565-575-575-575-575-575-575-575-575lbs wmv/mov

Heather Bergeron: 220-225-230-235-240-245-250-255-260-265lbs wmv/mov

With the exception of the hook grip, the set up for the Deadlift and Clean are the same.  If you want to learn how to get the most out of your body position, watch this 3 part series with Kelly Starrett:  Part 1 wmv/mov, Part 2 wmv/mov, Part 3 wmv/mov.


Locked and Loaded.

Continuing my themes from yesterday about being alive and squats, I am reminded of one of my favorite CrossFit writings from Mark Rippetoe, “Be Alive.  Be Very Alive.”

Enjoy this excerpt, then read the whole article, then maybe give it a try:)

Finishing a very heavy set of twenty squats…is as much a mental task as it is a physical. The seventeenth rep is done under conditions of accumulating lactic acid, the inability to satisfy an increasingly severe oxygen debt, blurred vision, aching feet, and a sensation that must be vaguely akin to drowning. And then you have to decide whether to do the eighteenth, which isn’t going to feel any better. The nineteenth and twentieth are going to be worse, and most people who have not experienced this before will quit. The ones who don’t will learn something about their own limits, and about the temporary nature of such adversity. Amazingly enough, the weight is not that heavy—the first rep and the last rep are both “light” compared to the way a heavy single feels—and the challenge is not really the generation of enough force to get back up out of the bottom. The challenge is doing it when you feel like you are about to die, when things other than making the bar go up would logically seem more important. If you have never done a set of twenty with a weight that you previously thought was a 10-rep max, you should try it sometime.

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