Thursday 2016.01.14

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The Valsalva Maneuver
Why do we Valsalva? Why do we what? That's right - you Valsalva when you lift. You take a giant breath, and you hold it as you perform the lift. This is called a Valsalva maneuver. In this video, Steph Bradford, Ph.D., of Starting Strength "discusses the role of the Valsalva Maneuver (holding your breath against a closed glottis) in strength training and why it is not only safe, but why you should do it."  Be an educated athlete and check it out!

BBG (off)
A) Tall Snatch
1st: Heavy double (10 min)
2nd: 95% x 2, 90% x 2 (5 min)

Click here for a video demo of the tall snatch.

B) Press in Snatch (sometimes referred to as a Sots Press)
3 x 3

5 x 3

Partner WOD
4 RFT, "Tosh" style:
15 Box Jumps, 24"/18"
15 Reverse Alternating OH Lunges, 45#/25#
15 Push-ups

One partner completes an entire round and then rests while the other partner completes his/her round, etc. Each partner completes 4 rounds (individually), so a total of 8 rounds are completed by the partners together. Post times to comments.

Compare to 2015.01.12.

Complete 20 or 40 TTB in as few sets as possible (no more than 5 sets). Between sets, practice static handstands (i.e., not handstand walking).

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