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This is our first week of our Deadlift linear progression, which we will follow for probably the next 8 weeks. We will be doing 5 sets of 3 reps all at the same weight, increasing the weight each week by 10-20 lbs. If you have a true 1RM, we suggest your first week’s working weight be no more than 60% of that weight, given that we are doing sets of 3 and that we have plenty of time to increase. The focus here is on performing 3 smooth reps, with no “grinding” or “hitching.” The bar should return to the floor after each rep in a controlled manner.
Deadlift (5×3 @ same weight)
warm-up 3×3, ascending weight
Two options based on handstand push-up (HSPU) proficiency:
Deadlifts, 225# / 155#
Handstand Push-ups (may scale up to 2 ab mats)
We are implementing a 10 minute time cap for this workout today – scale accordingly or perform the “Lite” version if you will not be able to meet the cap.
AMRAP 8 minutes:
Handstand kick-up to wall & hold for 20 seconds (scale to wall-facing hold)
7 Pike Push-Ups (scale to regular/assisted push-ups)
7 Deadlifts (@ 40-50% of 1RM)