Workout: Tuesday, August 20, 2007

Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps (seven sets of 3 reps) The low number of reps indicates heavy weight and as much rest between sets as you want.  However, I would recommend just doing the standard barbell for the first set of 3 and adding 20 lbs of weight for each consecutive set.  The last set should be MAX EFFORT! A front squat is like an air squat and overhead squat except you have a barbell on you back.  Everything is the same as an air squat or overhead squat (just like we practiced): athletic chest, tight midsection (core), hinge at the hip socket, knees travel in the same direction your big toe is pointing, and stay on your heels! The bar doesn’t rest on your hands, but on your chest and shoulders.  Here is a link to a vid to help you out: http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_FrontSquats.wmv

Posted on August 20, 2007 in Workout of the Day

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Uwem makes his home in Norman, Oklahoma since graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. His passion is to see people from all walks of life create a new life for themselves through health and the pursuit of fitness.

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  1. Uwem Ekpenyong
    August 23, 2007 at 4:57 am · Reply

    34/M/200
    CFWU x 2

    135
    165
    185
    215
    235
    255 (missed on first rep)
    255 (missed on first rep)

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