Deadlift Program Week 2
5 sets of 3 Reps (5×3) at 75% of your 1 Rep Max
The deadlift largely targets and conditions the posterior chain of muscles (i.e., rhomboids, erector spinae, gluteals, biceps femoris). These muscles not only provide midline stability in sagittal plane exercises, but they also provide for the large power output demanded by the barbell and gymnastic movements in most WODs. Common points of performance are sometimes forgotten when executing movements we often do. A review of these points and simple tweaks can often help add extra pounds onto our lifts.
- Feet about hip width with the bar over center of feet, or about 1/2 inch from shins.
- Shoulders slightly in front of bar.
- Weight in the heels
- Torso angle remains the same until you pass knees
- Bar stays close to body the entire lift
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Rx/Performance: Hang Power Snatch
Fitness: Dumbbell Power Clean
Strength: Overhead Squat
Week 2 of our Squat Program increases the weight on the bar slightly. We will be squatting 5 sets of 5 reps at 52.5% of our 1 Rep Max. We cannot stress mobilization enough when it comes to preparing yourself for class! At a loss? There are 3 great actions below for a better squat! Learn them and let’s see it before class!
Hitting a new PR in the deadlift might be surprisingly more simple than you would expect…. Deadlift hard and heavy and then let your body rest and grow.
There’s no need for fancy techniques. You’ll only deadlift once per week, at least 3-4 days after squatting. You’ll also take every fourth week off. This is to allow sufficient recovery and prevent overtraining. Instead, you’ll train the lower back muscles during the fourth week.
Last week we found our 1 Rep Max Deadlift (see below). If you didn’t, have no fear, your coaches will direct you on what weights to use for the program. Your focus may be a bit different…. (form/technique etc).
5 x 5 (5 sets of 5 reps) at 70% of your 1 RM (Rep Max)
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BARBELL ROWS are a great assistance exercise for your upper back, lats and grip strength. We will be cycling through BB Rows, Dumbbell Rows and Ring Rows on Wednesday.
The video below shows proper stance, grip and focus of the barbell row, but skills can be carried over using the dumbbell as well.
The JERK primarily uses the lower body and trunk to dynamically get the barbell overhead. This is often best achieved by taking a bit of a wider stance, with your feet slightly externally rotated. Although it varies from person to person, most people take a stance similar to their front squat.
You may have psychological difficulty with this because a narrow stance feels more powerful. But unless you have outstanding ankle flexibility, it is difficult to prevent your torso from shooting forward in the drive phase of the lift while in a narrow stance. It’s also difficult to wind up and subsequently release the stored energy in your hips while employing a narrow stance.
Rx, and Performance levels will be working on the SPLIT JERK while Fitness Level will be working on the Push Jerk (see below).