Comeback Kid

Back Squat

5x7

Rest

As many reps as possible in 6 minutes

10 Thrusters (75#/45#) 30 Double Unders

Coaches Notes

Let's talk about breathing real quick. That's a joke cause you all know I am incapable of discussing any topic quickly. Breathing correctly during weighted movements and high intensity workouts is very important. In the case of a heavy back squat we want to maximize our breathe in order to create the most inner abdominal pressure. This pressure keeps us tight and makes us feel stronger. Unfortunately, most of us tend to be chest breathers. This means that as we breathe our chest rises and falls. Chest breathing actually only fills a small percentage of your total lung capacity because without pushing down the diaphragm there is no space to fully expand the lungs. In order to pull in the most amount of air we want to breathe using our stomach. While laying on your back place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. Practice breathing without raising your chest, try pushing your stomach into your hand as you breathe in through the nose and see if you feel the difference. At first this might feel weird if you have never actually breathed this way before. If you practice this not only will it improve your strength during weightlifting, but it will improve your lung capacity during tough workouts like yesterday's fortune 500.

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