|What Is a ‘Deload’ Week, and Why Do You Need One?|
This week is a deload week! The deload week is designed to help you relax, unwind, catch up on sleep, avoid stress and come back stronger the following week. These weeks work best when you need it, but just before you need it is even more ideal.
A deload week is not taking a week off from any physical activity period, as you will see. It is simply a reduction of training and shifts of focus to using full recovery options (rest, sleep, nutrition).
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon: Strength: Bench Press, Workout: AMRAP 16: Single Arm DB Push-Ups, Box Jumps, Slam Balls
Tues: Snatches, Bar Facing Burpees, Muscle-Ups
Wed: Strength: Back Squat, Workout: DB Goblet Squats, Alt DB Goblet Lunges, Run
Thurs: Strength: Deadlift, Workout: EMOM 16: Cal Bike, Sumo Deadlifts, Up-Downs
Fri: Workout: 4 Rounds: Strict Pull-Ups, Alt. DB Hang Muscle Snatch, Pull-Ups, Sit-Ups, Chest to Bar, Double Unders
Sat: Workout: AMRAP 8: Cal Row, Handstand Push-Ups, Hang Power Clean
Sun: For Time: Run, Box Jump Overs, Alt. Back Rack Lunges, Toes to Bar
#MAINLINEMONDAY; CFML’S HIGH POWERED OPEN GYM WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
“Neat” from CompTrain
AMRAP in 15:00 minutes
3 bar muscle-ups
6 deadlift (225/155)
9 Calorie Row or Bike (athlete’s choice)
-Sub Muscle- Ups for Chest to Bar, Pull- Ups, or Jumping Muscle Ups.
-Lower the weight on the Deadlifts
-Lower calories on Row/Bike
Some advice from the coaches:
- This is the type of workout where you’ll be accumulating 6+ rounds in the 15 minutes. The goal is don’t stop moving.
- Choose a weight on the deadlift that you can complete 8 repetitions unbroken when fresh.
- Choose a pace on the bike or row that you can maintain, and not burn out. Think “smooth sailing” on the bike or row.
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(Mon/Wed/Fri) 12- 2pm
HIP MOBILITY AND SHOULDER MOBILITY CLINICS
With Josh Finley PT
- Squat Mobility clinic @Ardmore
- June 25th 10:30am
- Shoulder Mobility clinic @Wayne
- July 23rd 10:00am
#FEARLESSFRIDAY; CFML’S CALORIE TORCHING, MUSCLE BUILDING WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
4 ROUNDS FOR TIME*
4 Strict Pull-Ups
16 Alt. DB Hang Muscle Snatch (35/20)|(20/15)**
8 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
48 Double Unders
*If you finish the 4 Rounds in 12:00 or less you can complete an optional 5th Round.
*Option to use heavier DB.
This workout will attack the biceps and shoulders and by the end of the workout the lats will be fried also. The Strict Pull-ups will start off the workout and slowly deteriorate the pulling strength. The Alt. DB Hang Muscle Snatch will tire out the lats and shoulders going into the next set of Pull-ups. The Sit-ups will be a quick break to arms before the Chest to Bar Pull-ups. The Double Unders will seem a lot harder than expected due to the fatigue for the shoulders and will spike the heart rate going into the next round.
Ardmore members Doug, Seth, Matt, and Coach Kate all competed at the 2022 Dewey Beach Championship. Congrats on an awesome weekend of FUNctional Fitness!
Snatches coming up this week! Get those shoulders ready with Crossover Symmetry 90/90s, explained here by Josh Finley PT.
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