9 Push Presses
Load: 95/65 lb.
After a week of going below parallel, today we are focusing on posterior-driven, barbell pulling movements with some overhead work. The prescription is light, fast, and potent through this barbell-biased triplet.
With the first two movements requiring a pull from the ground, the stimulus is very hamstring-centric. The light load means you’ll be breathing fire, with heart rates elevated, and not much more to bottleneck your progress in the workout other than sheer will.
With the majority of the workout being a Deadlift, or a variation of it, the hamstrings and low back will get quite taxed today. Both the SDHP and Push Press are compound, explosive, push-pull, leg-driven movements, so these two will be more heart-rate intensive. A good strategy would be to perform the Deadlifts at a steady pace, catch your breath, and hit the other two movements in the triplet with a renewed sense of vigor.