Thursday 100128

As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

12 Unbroken push press, 95#/65#

15 Unbroken box jumps, 24"/20"

Post rounds and fractions to comments.


Recipe for exhaustion; a man, a barbell, and a pair of rings.

Push Press Faults:

Here are three very common faults we see during workouts that incorporate the push press:

Forward inclination of the chest.  This error occurs as an athlete is lowering into the dip position.  Nine times out of ten, it's caused by dipping too low.  Remember, the dip is very shallow – only slightly bending the knees and hips, resulting in a 2-3" dip.

Pausing in the bottom of the dip.  Pausing in the bottom of the dip blunts the power of the push press.  By having a quick turnaround at the bottom of the dip, you are ensuring a higher power output.  Think about bouncing a basketball… it doesn't pause at the bottom (duh)!

Muting the hip.  A muted hip occurs when an athlete dips by only bending the knees, not the hips.  We typically see this fault later in workouts when an athlete becomes fatigued and attempts to rely on the quads to get the job done.  To fix this, think about pushing your butt back as you dip.  Remember: hips = power!

Calling all singles…

Addicted & Single

One last thing…

The nutrition workshop has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 8:30pm in order to facilitate athletes not able to make it in on the weekends.  This one's for you guys!  Be sure to take advantage, as it might be the last one before… another contest?


  1. Tiff :

    man i dig that picture. the lone bar, the hanging rings, b and w. so solitary and haunting in a way. nice.

  2. greg b. :

    And the black and white realy captures the raw grit of the box.

  3. Alan :

    Not to mention the Bad*ss sitting on the floor! Awesome!

  4. stef :

    Need Weight Lifting Shoes?
    Uh, yeah.. I purchased some online and they’re too small 🙁 So, I can mail them back but am charged for shipping costs. OR, I thought I’d see if anyone needs a men’s size 5 weight lifting shoe that would want to buy these off me? Let me know soon if you’re interested. Got these on sale, via the site Cherie posted last week!

  5. Holly :
  6. Courtney :

    I think my feet might be small enough for those, I’ll check them out before you have to spend money to send them back. I’ll be there Friday night at 6:30 or I can give you a call.

  7. stef :

    Holler 🙂 NICE! Yeah, the shoes I usually wear are size 7’s. I think these are 1/2 a size too small for my feet. so sad, eh?
    Court, I’ll send you my info through FB 🙂

  8. CC :

    STEF, the shoes are suppose to be that tight. If it’s only 1/2 size to small I’d keep that size. They will stretch like ski boots, climbing shoes etc…

  9. bk :

    bk as rx’d 7rds

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