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!
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
4 RFT, "Tosh" style:
15 Box Jumps, 24"/18"
15 Reverse Alternating OH Lunges, 45#/25#
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).