Somehow I made this list:
15 Must-Read Trainers – from Greatist.com.
To say that I’m honored to be on this list is an understatement. I mean, I’m on a list with some of my heroes, like… Mike Boyle, the guy who believes that squatting is born from the anti-Christ and teaches his athletes to literally bounce the barbell off their quads and rock back and forth like they’re riding a mechanical bull when performing a power clean…or Brett “The Glute Guy” Contreras, who’s nickname is apparently “The Glute Guy”…or one of my all-time biggest heroes, some fucking figure “athlete”. Seriously though, Kelly Starrett has a glamour shot? (Way to go, Drywall, where the fuck were you on that one?) The only thing I’m bummed about is that this list doesn’t have rankings—like all good lists should. If I were writing this list I’d have ranked us around number 6, maybe 7 (probably 7, too much cursing). Eric Cressey would be number one, not because he’s one of the smartest S&C professionals on earth and a great writer, but because he weighs like 150# and pulls somewhere around a metric shit-ton. Number two would be the chick that is “just a regular girl who loves to cook real food, lift heavy stuff, and enjoy the absolute heck out of life”, cause she seems fun.
Actually serious now… This is legitimately very cool. I cannot believe our little “data collection project” has turned into what it has. Thank you guys who have been around since the beginning, and thank our new friends for reading the FAQs so the original crew doesn’t have to murder anyone (cyber murders of course). There’s only two words for this one: F*** YEAH.
*The Back Squats are based off of YOUR THREE REP MAX – follow the link, that’s why I put it there.
1) Back Squat (please read the directions carefully):
Set 1: 1 Back Squat every 30 seconds for for 2:00 @ 90% (5 total reps) – DO NOT re-rack the barbell until all 5 reps are completed.
*Rest 3:00 exactly.
Set 2: 1 Back Squat every 30 seconds for for 1:30 @ 90% (4 total reps) – DO NOT re-rack the barbell until all 4 reps are completed.
*Rest 2:00 exactly.
Set 3: 1 Back Squat every 30 seconds for for 1:00 @ 90% (3 total reps) – DO NOT re-rack the barbell until all 3 reps are completed.
Notes: Percentage is based off of 120515. To further explain the sequence, once the barbell is taken out of the rack for each set, it should not be returned to the rack until the entire set is complete. Yes, this means that the time in between reps will be spent holding the barbell.
2) 5X3 Front Squats – heavier than last week (no pause), rest 90 seconds.
10 minute AMRAP of:
50′ Burpee Broad Jumps