09/06/2016 Yoga in the BIG Trees this Saturday!!


Don’t miss the Yoga in the BIG Trees event this Saturday!!  Enjoy a beautiful yoga class by Kim Cook & Kim DaSilva overlooking a vast meadow, silent meditative walk on the boardwalk, and meditation workshop by Shelley Verducci. Stay and play in the park after the event. Bring your mat and a sack lunch. Tickets $40, park entry $10.  You can purchase tickets on the Mountain Om website.  By the way, if you haven’t seen their beautiful website, click on the link and take a look at our lovely friends and all of the exciting things they have to offer, along with the amazing team they’re building!



Weighted Pullup

Strength day — the focus today is the Pullup. 6 sets of decreasing reps. Increase the weight each set, ending with an attempt at a 1Rep Max. The last few reps of each set should be a real struggle. This may be new for some people, so play around with the weight and where to put it (between the knees, ankles or on a belt) in the warmup.

We have also added a Finisher for people to work on your pull-ups!  We heard a few requests (aka complaints) that we hadn’t done enough pull-ups lately to toughen up those hands, so here ya go!

Use this opportunity to practice the pullup movement if you don’t already have it.  This includes the kipping motion for those of you that are close to it!  There is no better way to improve your pull-ups than to do more pull-ups!

Beyond Rxd Rxd: For the Weighted Pullup, we challenge you not to use any kip. Sometimes it is unavoidable, but the less movement the better.

Fitness:  Most people won’t be able to add a lot of weight, scale to Strict Pullups. If you are unable to do these unassisted, use a band. If that is still too challenging, set yourself up with a really hard Ring Pullup or Ring Row version. Whatever version you choose, make sure it is hard and you are benefitting from it!


Benchmark Girl “Helen”


400 m RUN

21 KB swings (1.5/1 pood)

12 pullups


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