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Just another Manic Monday

First off kudos to Fancypants for a fantastic week of programming and content - definitely a tough act to follow, but I have to try. So, with that in mind I pose the following question to you - Who is history's greatest athlete? Why? Post your pick to the comments and tell us why they deserve the title. Jim Brown Bruce Lee Technique: Deadlift (5, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1) Workout: "Tabata This" Tabata Row Rest 1 minute Tabata Squat Rest 1 minute Tabata Pull-up Rest 1 minute Tabata Push-up Rest 1 minute Tabata Sit-up So your scores from each station (i.e. your lowest number of reps) are added together to get your final score. For example, 7 cal + 19 squats + 8 pull-ups + 9 push-ups + 15 sit-ups = 58, a very respectable score. Given the gargantuan size of Monday classes coaches please start athletes at different stations in order to get this workout done in a timely fashion. Now quite often coaches are faced with the question what is the standard for this workout? The end result is that different coaches often give different standards throughout the day. Not so this time. Here are the standards 1. Squats, must be full range of motion. Ensure the hip is fully extended at the top and that the hip crease is below the knee at the bottom of the movement. No bum targets unless depth is a major concern - it is too easy to bounce off the ball. 2. Pull-ups, you must get your chin over the bar. If you can do this with the butterfly kip fantastic! But if you're like me and can get your chin high enough but it never breaks the vertical place of the bar sorry you're outta luck today. 3. Push-ups, please, please, please be conscious of your form. Your chest, note chest not stomach, must touch the deck on reach rep. In addition, you must have full extension of the elbow at the top of the movement. 4. Sit-ups, anything goes... almost. No ab-mats required but feel free to use one if you wish. Use your arms to generate momentum. Requirements are head must touch the ground and your shoulder must pass your hips - don't short it! Oh, no anchoring of the feet either. There we go, clear as mud. Now go get it done. -Kermit