Daily WOD

MM – Upper Posterior

New Ulm CrossFit – Mayhem

Warm-up

3 Rounds

15/12 cal row

10 scap pullups

15 bent over barbell rows (empty bar)

5 iron cross (each side)

5 down dog/seal pose transitions

Gymnastics

Weighted Pull-ups (5 x 6 Rest 2-2:30)

Weightlifting

Bent Over Row (4 x 10 Rest 1-1:30)

Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown (4 x 10 Rest 1-1:30)

Focus: On a seated lat pull machine, position body so knees are locked under the leg pad and arms are extended overhead. With an underhand grip, focus on a strong contraction of the back/pulling back with the elbow not the hands. Bar should come right below the chin to the top of the chest. Slight lean back is acceptable to get shoulders in a down and back position. If you do not have access to a lat pulldown, attach a PVC pipe to a pullup bar via two bands and perform this movement. ALWAYS INSPECT BANDS FOR SIGNS OF POTENTIAL BREAKAGE BEFORE USING.

Double DB Incline Row (4 x 10 Rest 1-1:30)

Focus: Setting an incline bench to 40 degree angle from parallel (or incline of athlete’s preference), brace chest/abdomen against bench. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and pull with the elbows, focusing on a strong contraction at the top of each rep.

Double DB Skull Crushes (4 x 10 Rest 1-1:30)

Seated Tricep DB French Press (4 x 10 Rest 1-1:30)

Metcon

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

AMRAP 10 Minutes

15 Calorie Bike Erg

10 Strict Handstand Push Ups
Target Rounds: 7+

Minimum Rounds before scaling: 5

STIMULUS and GOALS

How to Pace: STEADY! 10 minutes of bike and handstand push ups will have it’s highs and lows. Bike should be the cardio push, while the handstands should be the grind/recover the heart rate station. Goal should be to establish a pace early and see if you can hold on. We would like to see 1 round every 75-90 seconds.

How it should Feel: MUSCLE ENDURANCE! Upper and lower body will alternate being under duress. Both can be pushed but be smart on when to adjust pace.

WORKOUT STRATEGY & FLOW

Bike Erg: Pacing should be around 75%. Sit or stand, just keep the legs moving and relax the shoulders. Goal time should be sub 50 seconds while winding down the last 2-3 calories to steady the heart rate.

Strict Handstand Push Ups: 2-3 sets tops! Remember to never rest at the bottom and keep reps moving to lesson time under tension on the upper body. Scale reps and movement to keep the stimulus.

Cool Down

1 min standing QL doorway/rig stretch (each side)

1 min foam roll lats

1 min thread the needle (each side)

1 min tricep lacrosse ball smash (each side)