School of Strength
StrongFirst is a school of strength. Mojo Strength is a school of strength.
I am a student of strength.
I am switching places from Coach to Student and will be learning for 8 hours this Sunday at the workshop. This is NOT the “Cert” This is the STRONGFIRST WORKSHOP This will be my 6th workshop! Everytime I do this workshop as a student or a coach, I learn more or consolidate. There is always that “Ahaa!” moment.
What do we do at this workshop?
4 Exercises: Swing, Goblet Squat, Get Up and Press. They will be pulled apart and re-built over 8 hours. This is In-Depth Coaching from the industry’s best.
It’s what StrongFirst Stands for: Quality!
Search for a coach, sign up for a workshop. Always strive to improve. never be complacent. – Peter Bolsius SFG1
Rite of Passage:
CT, my coach, hasn’t been with me while I practiced these last few times. Mmmmmm was that a mistake? I may have pushed the envelope a little.
As you know, I’ve been following my version of ‘Rite of Passage” by Pavel, We’ve adjusted it to what we want to achieve. i.e. Arrive strong and fit for the StrongFirst Instructor’s Certificate in June
I warm-up with Get ups. I do: (each side) 1 x naked (no weight) 1 x 12kg, 1 x 16kg, 1 x 20kg, 1 x 24kg, and finish with 1 x 28kg ea. side. (that’s my re-cert weight) I’ll stick with that till 28 is so easy, I can just step up to the 32kg. (remember, 16 weeks to go.) I hit 1 arm clean and presses with the 24kg + pull-ups after that.
Last week I started with: Ladders of 1-2-3 x 5. Easy. Then, ladders of 1-2-3-4 x 5 still easy. Monday, I felt strong and hit ladders of 1-2-3-4-5 x 5! That may have been a mistake. 33% increase on the previous practice session. That’s a 150 total C+Ps and 75 Pull-ups if my math serves me well. Too much too soon. In hindsight, I should have added 1 or 2 sets of 5 then another couple till I hit all 5 sets. I was a bit sore I must say. “Ache…y” would be a better word. (Is that a word?) So, what to do? I want to be fresh for the workshop on Sunday.
Yesterday (Wednesday) I did,
- C+P & Pull-up ladders going back to 1-2-3 x 5 protocol (60 total C+P 30 total Pull-ups)
- Swings 24kg, 1 arm: 5 + 5 x 10 EMOM. That was easy.
- Then, I jumped in with a group at the gym I was coaching and did 15 sets x 10 of 2 arm swings with a 28kg (easy) and push-ups, bear crawls, goblet squats etc. Not hard. Got my heart rate up again and more blood running around the body. Friday will be something similar.
Nice n Easy. Today, I feel strong!!
Monday, after the workshop, I’ll repeat that again. That will put me back into the cycle.
The cycle will look like this:
Monday: Ladders 1-2-3 x 5, Wednesday ladders 1-2-3-4 x 5, Friday, ladders 1-2-3-4-5 x 5 with swings or snatches for 10 minutes EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) and the Get-ups as warm-up.
I’ll repeat that for the next few weeks. Working on form and increasing my swing and snatch numbers. i.e. 5 reps to 6 reps each side, then 7 reps etc.
On my “Off days” 2 arm swings 10 x 10 EMOM with 36kg or 40kg, Get-up practice as above, and Goblet squats or 1 arm squats, sets of 5. Throw in 10-15 minutes of “Cook Carries Video HERE.” That’s plenty. Again, easy practice.
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Peter Bolsius SFG1
Owner & Founder Mojo Strength Sydney
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