“Hook Grip & HandStand Push Up Week…”

Posted: October 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

I Don’t Want To Call This Week A “Cool Down” Week…

But We Are Taking A “Strength Rest Week”…

Only MetCons…  These MetCons Are Supposed To Be Fast… But They’re Will Be Some Penalties…

We Are Going To Be Doing A Lot Of Olympic Lifting & HandStand Push Ups This Week…

Like… Every Single Day…

Penalties… “What Penalties Coach?!?!”

The Hook Grip…

From Coach Burgener…

“Anytime You Are Gripping A PVC Pipe Or A Barbell For The Snatch Or The Clean… You Must Always Have The Hook Grip…”

Coach Burgener Is Not Flexible On This Rule… And Breaking This Rule.. Usually Results In Burpees… Yes… There Will Be Burpees This Week As A Penalty… But I’m Confident Coach Ivan & Myself Can Come Up With Some More Creative Penalties…

“But Why Coach?!?!”

Simply Put… The Hook Grip Is The Safest  Grip To Use While Performing An Olympic Lift…

The Hook Grip Ensures That The Barbell Does Not Slip Out Of Your Hands… Even @ Max Loads…

Olympic Weight Lifting Is A Game Of Centimeters… And Even A Little Slip Can Move The Barbell Out Of It’s Optimal Line Of Travel…

Furthermore… When The Barbell Slips Out Of Your Hands… You’re Losing Power…

And You’ll Need Every Bit Of Power To Get A PR Onto Your Shoulders Or OverHead…

For Most Of You… You Guys Are Actually Pretty Good At Using The Hook Grip!!!

I Know That ALL The Coaches Sometimes Stand Behind You & We’re Looking If You’re Using The Hook Grip When We Are Performing A Snatch Or A Clean…

For Most Of You… You Just Automatically Go Straight To The Hook Grip As You Set Up In The Bottom Position Of The Snatch Or The Clean… Great!!!

Some Of You Set Up In The Bottom Position Without The Hook Grip… But Then Right Before You Lift… You Fix It… Good!!!

Then There’s The “It Hurts My Thumbs”Athletes… No Matter How Many Times We “Yell” (You Think We’re Yelling… In Reality… We’re Doing Our Job & Coaching You…) You Just Don’t Use The Hook Grip…

You Guys Are The Ones That Can Make This Week’s “Short” WODs… Into A “Very Long” WOD…

I Know It Hurts… That’s Why You See Us Taping Up Our Thumbs…

“But Coach… How Do I Wrap My Thumb With Tape?!?!”

Step 1: Right Now… Smack Yourself In The Face If You Don’t Know How You Could Possibly Wrap Something Around Your Finger…

Step 2: Go To Sports Authority, Big 5, Sports Chalet Or Your Nearest Pharmacy Store & BUY YOUR OWN TAPE!!! STOP USING MINE!!! THAT SHIT’S EXPENSIVE!!!

Step 3: Open Package…

Step 4: Rip Off About 4-6 Inches Of Tape…

Step 5: Wrap The Tape Around Your Thumb…

BOOM!!! Mind Blown…

You’ve Been Warned… USE THE HOOK GRIP…

ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

Strength… Rest Day!!!

MetCon…

Down/Up Ladder: 10/2, 8/4, 6/6, 4/8 & 2/10:

Snatch (You Pick Weight!!! But It Has To Be A Snatch… Not A Power Snatch…)

HandStand Push Ups (MOD: Coaches Choice… Could Change Every Class…)

Penalty: Coaches Choice… Could Change Every Class…

“But Coach… What’s The Difference Between A Snatch & A Power Snatch???”

3…2…1…GO!!!

Mando

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