WOD: 4-19-12

Skill:  Handstands or HSPU

WOD:  5 rounds for time of:

15 Front Squats (115/75)
8 Deadhang Chin Ups



As a general point, when a workout reads “5 rounds…”, it usually means that it’s going to be challenging.  Another general point is that when the going gets tough, the tough do Front Squats.  Just in case you didn’t get enough of a proper rack position yesterday, Front Squats are making an appearance with Chin Ups.  These many reps at these loads can be done unbroken, but one would be better off putting the bar down when form is becoming deficient so as to ensure safety.  The combination of the two exercises is taxing, so efficiency will be key to stave off fatigue (read:  bad form).  Band up and scale the loads if you need to so that you aren’t staring at the bar (read:  not being intense), be it for Chin Ups, or Front Squats.  Lastly, Chin Ups are generally easier to cheat then Pull Ups are, so make sure that you wait for the shoulder and elbow to be locked out before you make your way up.

And remember, palms facing you,




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