workout of the day

Monday 030505


Five rounds of:
Thruster 12 reps
12 Pull-ups

Pick load for the thruster and keep it for all five rounds.

Divide thruster weight by number of seconds to completion for total score. Post score in comments.

Our “thruster” is nothing more than a front squat - push press combo. The movement represents one of the most significant accelerations that can be performed by the human body. It requires a full range of motion in the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist all working against the normal force of gravity with entire body mass plus a load. It doesn’t get any harder than that.

The decline of college gymnastics is a tragedy to U.S. physical culture. Ironically, the decline came immediately on the heels of the U.S. finally acquiring world competence and by some measures world dominance in the sport of men’s gymnastics.

As a result of this decline there are some great deals on used apparatus and mats available on line.