Oh dear, the mornings really are getting colder aren’t they? But well done everyone for getting out of those cosy beds and down to the Tuesday morning session. It was front squats today (5-5-5-5-5) or for those who made it to Steven’s Monday session (also front squats) whatever-you-like day so Alex did some strict press (5-5-5-5-5).
Big focus on keeping the elbows and chest high throughout. Whilst the back squat (low bar, high bar and overhead) you lead from the sacrum/hips/butt, the front squat needs to be a focus on keeping those elbows high which can quickly be forgotten when you’re thinking ‘bugger, this is a bit heavy’.
So the met con was Helen. Funnily enough I dreamt about this met con the night before. I dreamt that after I sent everyone out on the run I suddenly realised that I couldn’t find the kettlebells and rushed around the gym frantically trying to find them before the athletes returned. However, on the day luckily nobody had hidden them from me and they were in their happy little homes at the back of the gym. Glorious.
So… Helen – 3 rounds: 400m run, 21 kettlebell swings and 12 pull ups. Yes it’s cold out there, yes it’s early but yes you do have to run. Is it just me or does Helen always seem kinda unassuming until you’re on round 3 and those kettlebell swings feel like a death and then it’s not even over! More pull ups = slow death.
The first class did so well they left me with enough time to finish them off with Tabata dish holds – joy of joys. Don’t start wailing in pain Trevor, your pleas are wasted on this trainer <insert evil laugh here>.