15 aug 12
with crab walks inbwetween sets
75, 95, 115,115,115
several issues with this workout. I feel like safety is paramount to progressive heavy lifts. I'm not sure that doing metcon work inbetween a 55555 workout is a good idea. Secondly we were just about stepping over each other doing press and crab walking due to space limitations. If someone had dropped a weight from overhead...
I couldn't accurately do this lift. We had so many folks grabbing plates that by the time I finished 115 lbs I couldn't go up in weight. The other problem is that we could only go up in 20 lbs increments. On an overhead lift I'm not sure you can get an accurate assessment of your lift going up that much. If I had continued in that manner I would have gone up by 100 lbs in 5 lifts.
1. Focus should be solely on the lifts, proper form, mental concentration to do the lift etc.
2. complete rest 3-5 minutes between lifts is very important for progressive heavy lifts.
3. Cleaning the weight to do push press fatigues the muscle even more so a progressive lift isn't accuarately assessed to it's max. Push Press should be started out of the rack for heavy lifts.