Saturday, August 29, 2015

...and now the Strength Program is over

We don't use the common lacrosse ball here, Vaidy brought us a cricket ball.  Those seams really help dig into the knots.
For many of you, this marks the end of the strength program. You can still come in today to make up any missed day this week. Now it's time to rest and recover. For those of you who did the strength program, we will be modifying your workouts next week to be very light and more mobility focused. It will feel weird, but trust us, it's important that you take this time to recover. Then the next week, make sure you come in and re-test your squat, press, and deadlift to see how much you improved over these six weeks.

What's Next?

Amy is preparing a kettlebell program and Kevin is working on the rowing program. The kettlebell program will be pretty informal. There will be two kettlebell workouts that you can do each week instead of an S&C class that day - either at the noon class time or during individualized programming hours - it will not be available at the 5:30 class. The rowing program will be more formal and we'll send out some information in the next few days about it. Make sure you sign up here if you're interested in the rowing program so that we can get the information to you. Signing up doesn't commit you to anything.

The kettlebell and rowing programs are not mutually exclusive. You can do either, neither, or both. The goal of the kettlebell program is to develop power and improve skill with the kettlebell movements, and the goal of the rowing program is to start the winter with a good conditioning base and to work on rowing technique and efficiency. We will continue with our normal high-quality daily S&C programming if you prefer to keep more variety in your workouts.