Monday, August 24, 2009

Bail Out


One Minute Each of:

Med Ball Throw & Chase

Rest One Minute, repeat (12 minutes of work total)

Knowing when to bail out of a lift is key to going heavy. If we are indeed pushing ourselves, the only way to do this safely is to know how to get out of the way when a weight isn't doing what we want. A fail in a lift is a small victory, you've found your edge, and gone just ever so slightly over it. Great.

After today's workout, throw some 25's on the bar, and just practice bailing out of a front squat, back squat, push press, clean, and anything else you can think of.

Knowing how to bail out keeps you safe, so like anything else, every so often, you should practice it.

1 comment:

  1. Great advice! I remember praticing the bail on back squat. Raised the weight just like a 1RM and kept bailing until it was pretty darn heavy. Gave lots more confidence in going deep and heavy. Reminded me a lot of trusting gear placement in rock climbing... if you dont ever fall on the gear, you dont ever get REAL feedback on whether or not the placement is secure. BTW... CFMalibu is live and online! We get equipment shipment tomorrow... it feels like Christmas, eh?!