03/16/10 – Strength & Sprints – Day 16

I just wanted to take a second and say congratulations to the multiple PR’s set yesterday.  Everyone did a phenomenal job on the back squats.  It just took a little encouragement from your favorite trainer!

Today’s LInks –

We will be introducing the Turkish Get Up today.  The video below goes through a thorough demonstration of the Turkish Get Up.  It is recommended that you watch the video before coming to class today.

Schedule –

  • Foam Roll / Mobility Warm up
  • Strength Skill – Turkish Get ups –
  • Conditioning – 5 Rounds for time – 1 min rest between rounds
    • Burpee Broad Jump – 20 meters
    • Farmers Walk – 20 meters
    • 15 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
  • Finisher – Alternating with 1 or 2 people, row 3 x 200m, resting while your partner(s) row
  • Stretch

3 thoughts on “03/16/10 – Strength & Sprints – Day 16”

  1. in regards to the article real vs. relative. its a funny story, very entertaining, but a solid decision couldnt be made from it. sure the big out of shape dude can dead the 580 weight to move it and the 190 pound trained athlete cant. on the other hand, would you really want the athlete to live if he couldnt figure out another way to move the weight? In this case id say its more along the lines of survival of the fittest not your ability to complete life tasks. i know when i was trapped on an island, because this is a normal life task, there was only a 400 pound weight on my alarm button.

  2. whoever wrote that is an idiot.

    that’s like saying “ok, bruce lee spent his whole life training in martial arts, disciplining his mind and body, optimizing his athletic capacity, learning to overcome challenges… but can he stop a bullet?”

    obviously, when you use an extreme example of a “real world situation”, such as getting shot or dropped on a desert island, ANYBODY’s chances of survival are marginalized, regardless of their fitness level. But in this guy’s particular story, the conditioned athlete is far more likely to survive ordinary day-to-day life challenges than someone who is obese, cardio deficient, and undisciplined. So, yeah, he can lift a 500 lb. weight off an alarm trigger… but can he stop diabetes?

  3. I agree with both Steve and Pat here. Although having ultimate strength, like lifting the 590lb stone off the trigger is the life saving event, it’s an extreme example and the attempt to relate walking/running 30 miles to deadlifting seems stretched. The article mentioned that the trained athlete could do 20 chin ups while the supersized superman could do only 8 however, the example chose to ignore that strength. What if they had to climb to the top of a tree that was the equivalent of doing 20 chin ups? Very few people in the REAL world could do this task, yet there are probably, oh i don’t know maybe 3 billion people in the world that could walk 30 miles to save their own life. I think the example used was poor. Sure, we’d all love to be the strongest guy/girl in the room on an absolute basis, but to totally dismiss any hint of athleticism is ridiculous. 70’s big / 90’s small – I’m gettin’ 00’s FIT. Plus, who wouldn’t want to have sick abzzzzz and deadlift 580 pounds, seriously?