Cycle 17 Week 1.
Test week has been completed and once again everybody has been making huge progress which is evident from the amount of personal records set. Now, its time for a fresh 6 week cycle to be introduced.
This cycle, for 2 days of the week, we will be incorporating 2 rounds of tempo/pause push ups and pull ups directly after the days warm up. This is with a view of getting in some extra upper body strength work which, as usual, will be tailored to the persons abilities.
The big lifts will follow the rep scheme of 6/4/2 so we will be getting back to having some heavy weight on the bar, moving on from our higher reps/lighter weight squat programme in the previous cycle.
Each week, we will have some in-built tests which will allow members to track progress in certain movements from week to week. These will include a timed burpee test, 2 minute (weighted) plank as well as a farmers carry test for distance.
The Turkish Get-up will remain in this new cycle along with the clean. In relation to the clean, we will be implementing a timed complex containing certain segments of the full lift. This will go a long way to reinforcing good lifting technique as well as ensuring a nice volume of work is performed.
We will introduce a lighter yet faster squat on one day of the week. Using a slow negative portion of the lift and a fast concentric. Speed will be the focus here not the weight on the bar.
Furthermore, a longer conditioning day will be kept in the programme with some partner work included.
As always, appropriate rehab/ prehab strategies will be employed. Time to set some new goals and improve on individual weaknesses!
i Tempo Pushups + Pullups 2 x 10+6
1a Squat 6/4/2
1b Box Jump 3 x 4
2a Landmine 3 x 16
2b Pallof Twist 3 x 10 r/l
3a 2min Plank Test (build to 2mins or as heavy as possible for 2 mins)
Cond: 3 rounds
45s Wall Sit
45s Ball Slams
45s Farmers Carry
15 seconds rest between exercises
1a Jammer Press 3 x 10
1b SA KB Row 3 x 10 r/l
2a TGU + Press 3 x 2 r/l
3a 2 min Max effort Burpee Test
Plate SL RDL 5r/l
Reverse Crunch 10
Lunge with Plate rotation 10
Shoulder taps 10 w/ 2 s pause
1a Deadlift 6/4/2 (sumo or conventional)
1b KB Swing 3 x 15
2a Max Weighted Carry
Long Cond: 4 x 3 min Cycles . Rest 1 min between each.
Cycle 1&3: Partner “you go i go”
Cycle 2 & 4: Individual. +2 reps every round.
2 Sit Ups
1. Power Clean complex every 2:30
Push Press x 2
2a KB Step ups 3 x 6
2b Banded Face Pulls x 15
i Pause Pushups + Pause Chins 2 x 10 + 6
1a Dynamic Squats 3 x 4 (3-x-x)(@ 50% 4rep back squat from Mon)
1b Couch Stretch 3 x 45s r/l
2a Half Kneeling KB Press 3 x 10 r/l
2b BB BO Row 3 x 10
Cond: AMRAP 6
6 Wallball Lunges
6 Hanging Knee Raises
Rest 1 min
90s ME Burpees