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Workout of the Day – Monday February 11th, 2019 “Shut Down”

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Shut Down (Time)

“On the 4:00” x 6 Rounds:

12 Dumbbell Power Snatches (50/35)

12 Burpees Over Dumbbell

12 x 10m Shuttle Sprints

Score will be our slowest round of all (6)
Shut Down” has a focus on pacing our higher levels of intensity.

Here we have (6) rounds of a higher intensity burst, in which we want to pace close attention to our times. From start to finish, we are looking for a difference of no greater than 5 seconds. This is a challenging task to accomplish. We need to come hard out of the gates on round one, but with just enough reservation so that we can sustain the effort in rounds five and six.

As a refresher, which sounds somewhat of a simple thing to say, is that “we are in training”. It’s entirely acceptable to make mistakes here. We have an excellent learning opportunity today, testing our ability to pace such high intensity efforts. Let’s move in aggressively. Intelligently, but aggressively. We would rather push a little too hard and fall off by 6 seconds in a single round, rather than pace it to the same second each time, but leave a large amount of effort left in the tank.

Dumbbell Power Snatches – “Open” standards here, with both ends of the DB touching the ground between repetitions. These are alternating, resulting in six repetitions on each arm.

Burpees over Dumbbell – Imagine the dumbbell is a barbell. Complete these burpees lateral to the dumbbell, with our body along the long axis of the bell. Regular burpee standards apply here… two feet jump back, and two feet jump forward. Follow that with a two-foot hop over the dumbbell – which can be lateral, or facing. Athlete’s choice. Naturally, staying lateral and tight to the dumbbell will be the fastest method here.

Shuttle Sprints – A total of 12 x 10 meter shuttles, or said another way, “six down and backs”. Setting up a 10 meter lane with two markers indicating the 0 and the 10m, shuttle sprints to and from. Here, footwork is of large importance here. The speed, accuracy, and amount of steps we take in our transition to and from a turnaround point, coupled with our quick burst of acceleration out of the turnaround, separates athletes here. Be me


Snatch (OTM x 11)

On the Minute x 11:

Minute 1 @ 70%

Minute 2 @ 75%

Minute 3 @ 80%

… Minute 4 – Rest

Minute 5 @ 75%

Minute 6 @ 80%

Minute 7 @ 85%

… Minute 8 – Rest

Minute 9 @ 80%

Minute 10 @ 85%

Minute 11 @ 90%