What’s in store for August 2020:
In July, we saw the return to some of the most famous (or infamous!) benchmark workouts. Fran, Isabel, Death Row, and The Cali Bear all made an appearance as we got back into the swing of more consistent training volumes and intensities. We also got after the Hero workout Holleyman on the 4th of July in honor of our servicemen and servicewomen around the globe. Training through July highlighted some new gymnastic complexes and skill sessions aimed at fine tuning our positions on the bar. We worked on controlling our shapes, creating momentum, and executing different bar-driven gymnastics movements. Wrapping the month up, we got our hands on both heavy and light barbells…seeing everything from 75/55 all the way up to 275/185. We also touched the extremes on the speed side, going as fast as 2:00 and as long as 30:00. Overall, a very well balanced month was the plan, and that is what we were treated to!
Looking into August, prepare to hear the PR Bells ringing! We will see a Wendler style application based off a 6-4-2 adjusted progression for the Squat, Press, and Deadlift. The goal is to build through the month, hitting each movement weekly, and hopefully setting a lot of new PRs by the end! By focusing on those three slow lifts we are getting a bit more of a Powerlifting focus through August. But…that’s not all. Our 2020 blueprint called for Powerlifting & Pump! So, rest assured that August is going to have a lot of exposure to some new movements (in both Workouts and Finishers) that will help us chase the PUMP! As always, we keep our eyes on the prize of the long-term focus and we’ve got classics like DT & Cali Love to make sure we are getting the right amount of intensity.
Buckle up for a great month of training!