Tuesday Challenge 25/7/2017

Welcome back once again. Another week and another fitness challenge to get your teeth into. I’m really going to have to keep it short this wee as I am off on holiday tomorrow which means I have a weeks worth of work to do inside the next 8 hours or so.

On top of that I am still coaching at the rugby club this evening as well as having plenty of athletes in the gym to train! As well as all the coaching I am doing at the moment I am still finding the time to train. I have kept to my promise of not touching a barbell until I go away tomorrow, and unless something goes horribly wrong I will stick to that commitment!

It has been a little bit of a challenge not using a barbell although I am looking forward to getting back into my Olympic lifting training once I get back. I would imagine however I am only going to use it for the lifts, squats and pulls. All the accessory work I do will be bodyweight and kettlebell movements, for variety and just so I don’t get stuck in a rut with my training again. I have actually enjoyed training the past few weeks and the below was something I used Friday for my session, it’s a lot of fun!

5 Rounds
8-6-4-2 Reps of:

2x KB Snatch
Overhead Carry x10m
2x KB Clean & Press
Front Rack Carry x10m

1 round of the workout is completing 8-6-4-2 reps on the snatch and C&J as well as doing all of the carry that are required. Rest 2-3 minutes between rounds and then get going on the next one, this workout will probably feel like it’s about 1 or 2 rounds too much but push past that mental barrier and get the work done. A round shouldn’t take you very long to get through at all. For an extra challenge do an entire round without letting go of the kettlebells.

Have fun with this one and don’t let me down! I will be testing next week’s Tuesday Challenge this evening so we have next week sorted out for you all as well. Have a great week and stay STRONG!