Warm-up: Joint Mobility
Front Squat: 3×5
MetCon – Diane:
The other day I was talking with someone (a CFKT’er) about getting stronger and how they should tweak the workouts they do in addition to CFKT’s programming. The conversation’s conclusion went a little something like this:
Them – “So I know I need to get stronger, but I want to make my extra days count.”
Me – “Well, that’s good news.”
Them – “Why is that?”
Me – “Because I know exactly what you should do.”
Them – “Well what’s that?”
Me – “You should squat more. A LOT more.”
Them – “Should I front squat more or should I back squat more?”
Me – “Yes.”
While my answer may have been a little sarcastic, there’s a lot of truth living inside that “yes”. Squatting more WILL make you stronger, and we all know (or at least I hope you do by now) that the best thing you can do to get strong(er) is to squat…and who doesn’t want to get strong(er)?
I love squats (not as much as what I love what squatting does). And I love competitions. Competitive atmospheres motivate people to really push the boundaries of what they believe is possible for them (see CFKT Paleo Challenge). Wait a minute….squats? Competition? Squats and competition? Hmmmm….I think I’m onto something here.
Throughout the summer months of June, July and August CFKT will host “The Summer of Squats”. There will be more information released in the coming weeks leading up to the first week of June, but for now you just need to know that the squats counted for this will be done completely IN ADDITION to CFKT programming. Go buy some knee sleeves.