Workout of the Day

Up and Over

Written By Charleh Knighton  |  Clean & Jerk 

Hang Power Clean and Jerk;

Shoulder to Overhead @115lbs/75lbs
Box Jump Over @30lbs/24lbs

WODprep Strategy Top Tips:

Hang Power Clean and Jerk:

  • First, warm up adequately with dynamic stretches and mobility exercises to prepare your muscles and joints for the Hang Power Clean and Jerk.

  • Start with two sets of three repetitions at 65% of your one-rep max (1RM). This weight should feel moderately challenging but manageable. Focus on proper form and technique during these sets.

  • Rest for 1-2 minutes between these initial sets to recover and maintain good form.

  • Now, it’s time for the main sets. Perform four sets of two repetitions each at 75% of your 1RM. This weight should challenge you without compromising your form. Ensure that you maintain a strong core, engage your hips, and use your legs efficiently in the lift.

  • Rest for 2-3 minutes between these sets to recover and reset between reps.


Workout: 9-15-21 (Shoulder to Overhead & Box Jump Over)

This workout combines shoulder to overhead and box jump overs, testing both your upper body strength and lower body explosiveness.

  1. Shoulder to Overhead (115 lbs/75 lbs):

    • Break the reps strategically to avoid early fatigue. Consider breaking the first set of 9 reps into 5 and 4, the set of 15 reps into 8 and 7, and the set of 21 reps into 11, 6, and 4.
      Adjust these numbers based on your personal capacity.

    • Choose a shoulder to overhead technique that works best for you, whether it’s push jerks, split jerks, or strict presses.

  2. Box Jump Over (30 inches/24 inches):

    • Jump up with both feet and land softly on top of the box, ensuring that your hips are fully extended at the top.

    • For the descent, you can jump or step down from the box, whichever is more comfortable and efficient for you. Stepping down might conserve energy for the later rounds.


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