Wednesday, 8/31
August 30, 2016
CFDC Athlete Spotlight: Chelsey F.
August 31, 2016

Focus 1: Deadlifts
Focus 2: Kettlebell Swings
Workout: KB Swings, Push-Ups, Jumping Lunges

IMG_1958 (2)

A common theme of programming these days seems to posterior chain building…in layman’s terms, that means a lot of hamstring work, especially in the form of Deadlifts. It’s also meant a lot of work done at percentages – percentages based off your one rep max. Which is great. Unless…you don’t know what your one rep max is. That being the case, this week’s Base Camp will focus on the basics of the Deadlift, with lot’s of attention paid to proper form, technique, common cues, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and why a good Deadlift is essential for a good kettlebell swing (which, oddly enough, we’ll also be reviewing!).

Class will include:

  • Practical review of the Deadlift, including lifts with both just the bar and with added weight;
  • Appropriate scaling for both strength and met-con based classes involving the Deadlift;
  • Practical review of Kettlebell Swings, along with appropriate scaling during the day’s workout; and,
  • Additional scaling and substitution options for the Base Camp workout of the week, including how and when to choose a scaling/substitution option.

To review before class, we highly recommend checking out the following demo video on proper set-up for the Deadlift and Romanian Deadlift (referred to as a “Stiff-Legged Deadlift”:

Proper Deadlift, video by Mark Rippetoe

Comments are closed.