During our camps there is always a chorus of groans and grunts as we have everyone get into a hollow position to begin the Connectivity portion of the weekend. Kaitlin and I have often witnessed grown men shake like leaves while holding the most basic of gymnastics shapes for 10 to 15 seconds. Some of the biggest groaners and shakers have been the same people who, just an hour before, Clean & Jerked a house with near Valenzuela-esque level technique. So why are some humans, who posses the tensile strength to hold nearly two-times bodyweight overhead, like an al dente spaghetti noodle when you take a barbell out of their hands?
Leave it to an Irishman to explain the mysteries of life.
Colm O’Reilly on: “Gymnastics versus Weightlifting“.
Every 1:30 for 6:00-
5 Snatches @ 80% of 5rm (full – from floor – T&G is the goal, but you may reset to complete at heavier loads)
10:00 AMRAP at a conversational pace of:
KB Snatches (alternate every 20 reps) 24/16kg
Every for 2:00 for 8:00-
5 Clean & Jerks @ 80% of 5rm (full – from floor – T&G is the goal, but you may reset to complete at heavier loads)
4 rounds for time of:
:45 (accumulated) Hanging L-Sit Hold
15 Jumping Back Squats 65/45#
15 Strict Chest-to-Ring Pull-ups (in good hollow position)
15 DB Push Press 50/35#