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Strength

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Shoulder Press

5 x 5 @ 70%

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WOD

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Complete every :30 for 15:00:

1 Deadlift @ 65% 1RM

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Patrick is ready for today’s press work!

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That Damn Press

For this next wave’s upper body press we’ll be working on the press. Strict press, shoulder press, barbell press, whatever you call it, it’s simply starting with the bar on your shoulders and pressing it overhead. You don’t get to use your legs to help. As simple as a movement as this is, there are several nuances that you’ll want to keep in mind. The coaches will review this with you today.

One thing we wanted to talk about here is that with the press, a certain percentage for one person will feel differently than that same percentage for someone else. This happens more with the press than for any other movement. There are those of you who are very strong with a 1 rep press, but drop the weight and increase the reps and things get tough. There are those that don’t have a very heavy 1RM but can rep out a very high percentage of that 1RM. As much as pure strength plays a roll with this, technique is a bigger part than most people think. 

With all of that, with the press, and really all of the strength work over the next few months, the total volume, that is the total reps and sets, is the priority. Today we suggest 70% of your 1RM. However, if you’re unable to complete 5 reps for each of the 5 sets, you must drop the weight. Lighten the load and get all 25 reps done today. And next week, change the percentage to make the total volume accordingly. Don’t fall prey to your ego, it will rob you of the gains you’re working so hard for!

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