Sunday mornings brought a variety of strength work sandwiched between short metcons. After a general warmup, we got right into:
This served to get everyone really loosened up for the assisted Glute-Hamstring raises. These really work the hams via knee flexion, shockingly hard for those not familiar with the movement. Everything the hamstring curl machine isn’t. We partnered this movement with DB RDLs (Romanian deadlifts), working the posterior chain via hip extension. I think the effects of working the region through both hip extension and knee flexion will be evident as today goes on.
Our second strength couplet worked in Handstand Pushups, along with One Arm DB Rows. For those not great at HSPU, we worked modified versions (limited ROM or HS holds). For the Rows (one of my favorite exercises) we used he heaviest DB used in the RDL sets, for as many reps as the weaker arm could do.
Finished with another short metcon:
1 MINUTE ROW
1 MINUTE REST
1 MINUTE DOUBLE UNDERS
1 MINUTE REST.
FINISHED WITH MAX TIRE FLIPS IN 2 MINUTES