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Our lovely Jackie Perez this week on Barbell Shrugged. Love the beginning.

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Workout of the Day


Lihue WOD: Sunday, 9/21/2014

Announcement: 

From Mark Rippetoe's Book "Starting Strength"

The back squat is literally the only exercise in the entire repertoire of weighted human movement that allows the direct training of the complex movement pattern known as hip drive. The posterior chain is a term that refers to the muscles that produce hip extension – straightening-out of the hip joint from its flexed (or bent) position in the bottom of the squat. The muscles that accomplish hip extension are the hamstrings, the glutes, and the adductors or groin muscles, and together these are referred to as the posterior chain. The initial movement up out of the bottom of a full squat is hip drive, and is best thought of as a shoving-up of the sacral area of the lower back, the area right above your butt. This is the hardest thing to teach in my preferred method of squatting, and by far the most important.

The squat trains the posterior chain more effectively than any other movement that uses them because none of the other movements involve enough range of motion to use them all at the same time, and none of them work this long range of motion by preceding their contraction with an eccentric lowering, which produces a stretch reflex.

WOD: 

From the main site -

5 rounds for time of:
20 wall-ball shots (Rx will be to 20/14 to 12/10 foot target)
15-foot L-sit rope climb, 1 ascent

Green = 9 feet / Yellow = 10 Feet / Red = 11 Feet / Above Red is 12 feet in the 2nd Bay

20 min cap

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Scale (as needed or) to 5 rounds of:
20 Wallball (20/14)
1 rope climb

Lihue WOD: Friday, 9/19/2014

Announcement: 

Join us tonight for our last nutrition seminar clinic at 6:30 PM. Potluck to follow so we can hang out and decompress from the week. Hope to see you there!

Here is a summary of how to perform the split jerk by Chad Vaughn, shown above.

’Set up in the front-squat rack position with upward pressure on the end of the elbows.

Head neutral and feet in a stance of flexibility.

Dip slow, straight and short.

Aggressive change of direction and exaggerated head movement back while maintaining upward elbow pressure.

Hips and ankles open completely as chin is lifted to its highest point.

As the bar begins to float, it stays in the fingertips as it is guided back slightly and the hips start to drop straight down and the feet split.

The bar and head will quickly pass each other, at which point the hands will wrap and push the body the rest of the way under for a lockout that will occur immediately after the feet return to the floor.

The bar is now directly over the shoulders and the hips with the head poking through to the point where the ears are just in front of the arms.

The front foot moves back first to the point where the back foot will step up and meet in the middle to complete the lift.’

And I will add my two-cents...

The most common errors we see as coaches with the jerk is the dipping forward of the torso during the dip-drive phase of the lift. It takes awareness and core control o drop the torso straight down, and then drive it straight up without any inclination forward of the torso, or of the hips. The key is to be balanced across your foot when you dip, and have your abdominal muscles tight.

Find the elbow position that works for you. A lower elbow position means more drive with the triceps. Higher elbows means you concentrate more on driving yourself under the bar than driving the bar overhead. They both work.

Get to lockout. That is the key. Get. To. Lockout. Meaning elbows locked out. The faster you do this, the more successful you will be, especially when you are tired.

WOD: 

21 Push Jerks (115#/75#)
21 Toes-to-bar
200m run
15 Push Jerks (135#/95#)
15 Toes-to-bar
200m run
9 Push Jerks (155#/105#)
9 Toes-to-bar
200m run

Lihue WOD: Thursday, 9/18/2014

Announcement: 

---- I cannot thank Anita enough for being there at the gym and helping out with cleaning of bathrooms and working on our nascent seniors program. If you see her please thank her because she's one of those silent doers that often goes unnoticed but does so much to keep our bathrooms clean.

----- Join us Friday night for the last series in our nutrition talks at 6:30 led by Dr. Meli. Potluck and hanging out to follow...and word is there is a paleo pie eating contest. TBC

----- Ever think about how you walk?? Yeah, me neither. I mean, I just walk, right? Since I began waiting tables again, though, I have noticed a marked increase in tightness in my hips and back. So, I decided to look up a little info. And wouldn't you know, I learned something. This is what Marks Daily Apple had to say about it.

Despite it being our birthright and really healthy and all that jazz, many of us would be well served with some walking technique tips. Note that I don’t condone the usage of bulky, heel-centric shoes, so all technique tips given assume that you are barefoot or in minimalist shoes with minimal to zero heel drop. Sorry, but that’s just how I roll.

The Leisurely Stroll

This is the everyday walk you use when walking to the farmers’ market, through the mall, or down to the watering hole across relatively flat ground. Lead with the heel, a straight but not locked leg, touch down briefly and lightly before transferring the weight onto the balls of your feet. What you get is a smooth rolling sensation. Check to make sure your glutes are firing by walking with hands on cheeks. You should feel your glutes tense up with each step. In public, this looks suspect, so do the self-assessment from the comfort of your own home. This is not heel-striking, which is a running style characterized by repeatedly slamming one’s heel into the ground to the ultimate detriment of one’s lower extremities. This is heel-touching, and it’s far less abrasive.

The Stalk

When you’re hunting something or making your way across an uneven landscape dotted with rocks, sticks, and (like, maybe, you’re hiking off trail) other bits, use the stalk. Keeping your knees slightly bent at all times, walk by focusing on the balls of your feet. Your heels will touch, but your midfoot lands first. Take shorter steps than you would when heel-touching.

Walking Uphill

Land fore/midfoot first. Touch down with the heel and engage your glutes to propel you upward. Repeat with other foot.

Walking Downhill

I like landing with my entire foot. Maybe the heel hits first, but I try to land with my whole foot. Walking downhill is an exercise in stopping yourself from hurtling downward, so this can get tough. Absorb the impact with your hips by keeping the weight on your heels, rather than your toes.

Whichever method of walking you use, always keep your torso on top of your hips. Stay upright (you’re a biped, so act like it!). A floppy torso that bends and sways throws off your balance and wastes valuable energy. Stay tall.

In my experience, it’s the easy, seemingly inconsequential stuff that’s the hardest sell. The crazier, more unconventional stuff gets all the attention. Tons of people get out there and do heavy squats, order grass-fed cows, buy the latest Vibram model, learn to love liver, and proudly stride barefoot into the grocery store – but they drove to get there. It’s the easy things, like walking regularly and often, that are somehow the hardest to do. They’re the easiest to ignore. Walking? Yeah, it’s nice, it’s relaxing, but it won’t put on the mass and elicit the hormonal response of a set of heavy deadlifts. It isn’t sexy.

Walking matters, folks. Big time. If we stop moving, even if we’re standing at our desks and hitting the gym every other day, we’re dying. We’re telling our bodies that we’ve given up, that it’s okay to shut down, that all those millions of years of daily, constant walking were an aberration, a mistake, a fluke. That’s folly. I think you know it, but I don’t know if you know it.

Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-definitive-guide-to-walking/#ixzz3DdD...

WOD: 

As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of....
250m Row
40 Air Squats
20 Sit-ups