More Technique Talk on Friday
Monday we talked about going too heavy given the skill, strength, or mobility of an athlete. Tuesday we went into maintaining quality reps and efficiency even when the weight, mobility, and technique isn’t an issue. Both of these problems are typically associated with the guys because we have huge ego problems.

Next I will talk about the opposite of these two problems… not going heavy or difficult enough. This applies primarily to the ladies. We will tackle this tricky subject in tomorrow’s post.

A great thing to work on during Thursday’s Mobility work…


1A) 10 Min of Foam Roll and/or Mob Ball work
1B) 5 Min of Stretching/Mobility Lower Extremity
1C) 5 Min of Stretching/Mobility Upper Extremity

2) 15 min of Handstand work
If easy against wall, work towards holding w/out wall. Use spotters to maximize time in hold.

3) 5 Min AMRAP:
10 V-Ups
20 Double Unders
10 Mountain Climbers (1L+1R=1)
Scale weight and height as needed. Technique first.

Competition Training

Active Recovery Day

1) 25-40 minutes of aerobic recovery (row, jog, swim, cycle, hike, play a sport, etc.)
NOTE: The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill, but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. I would also always prefer to see active recovery done as early as possible on the active recovery days. It’s an opportunity to start some blood flowing and aid your recovery.

2A) 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills for 5-10 min each
2B) 2-3 Lower Body Mobility Drills for 10-12 minutes each
2C) 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills for 5-10 minutes each
– AND/OR –
Body work from a licensed body worker (massage, PT, cryo, ART, etc.)

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