How should you lift on a heavy day? ALL OUT. Today we are doing a seven sets of three rep push presses. Done correctly, you should be absolutely fatigued at the end. If you want to do more, read the above statement from Jeff Martin and Bingo White.
Intensity is one of our core principles (Functional fitness, constantly varied, performed AT HIGH INTENSITY. How do you bring high intensity to a heavy day? Simple, push as much weight as you can. Today’s workout is asking you to set a 3-rep max effort in the push press, seven times.
The very first CrossFit workout I did on my own was five sets of five squats. I only made it through three rounds and felt so devasted I didn’t feel I could safely go on because I was working out alone. You have the benefit of world-class coaches to push you and sometimes warn you to scale things back.
A heavy day feels different from a metabolic conditioning workout. It is supposed to. They cause vastly different physiological responses, all of which are beneficial for general physical preparedness and general health.
Come to heavy days, go big, and get stronger!
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