After a fun but frenetic weekend, things settled down a bit for Tuesday night’s CFDC class. Amazingly, none of the Hopper workouts showed up Tuesday night, but I wouldn’t hold your breath that they never will. Class did start with bifurcated approach however: a large portion of class warmed up for some strict presses, while our friends from Gallaudet, Thad and Myra, took care of their baseline testing for the Nutritional Challenge – while our limited class schedule doesn’t allow them to attend all that often, both Thad and Myra follow the blog closely, mixing CFDC (and CFHQ) workouts into their routines, and it was a pleasure to have them back in class for a night (And many thanks to Erika for helping out!)
Strength: 5 x 5 Strict Press
Excessive Back Arch: Hyper-extension of the lower back was discussed a few times last night and its worth covering again here. When strict pressing, as the load increases towards the failing point, there can be a tendency for people’s backs to arch excessively, folding their hips and upper-torsos back and under the weight. This is especially prevalent in athletes with flexible spinal columns:
Met-Con: 10min AMRAP of 5 push-press, 5 clapping push-ups, & 15 sit-ups.
Also, if you haven’t had a chance to read the re-caps of the BWI Hopper, be sure to do so (Day 1 and Day 2), and then check out some really great thoughts and commentary by Sebastian and Dan on their experience which they posted into the comments of Sunday’s blog-post (Strong in Body, Cleans in Mind).