New Year, New Cycle


New Year, New Cycle

We will begin a new lifting cycle for the new year. We will focus on the power lifts: the shoulder press, the deadlift and the back squat. We will focus on 5×5 and 5×2 for the deads and the press.

For the back squat, we will do something a little different – a 20 rep max. I will talk more about this tomorrow, as we will begin on Tuesday/. But starts conservative, plan on adding 5 pounds a week for the next 8 weeks.

For the next 8 weeks, we will do CrossFit style days on Monday and Thursday, with lifting days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Denny later texted – “Last time I did this it was 10 weeks. 5lb increase each week starting at 185. Each week was equally as tough. 205 was just was tough as 230.”

Workout of the Day


Power Clean 115/75

Box Jump 24/20

Kettlebell Swings 53/35