Hail to the Dinosaurs!
If you live in the USA or Canada,
then you're probably facing some
serious winter weather right now.
We're in the middle of a major
arctic blast, and it's C-O-L-D
Heck, it's cold inside.
I'm still training out in the
garage, but I've changed things
around a bit due to the cold.
Instead of snatches and clean and
jerks, I'm doing squats and high
pulls. Squats are full back squats
in one workout, donkey to grass style,
and front squats, same style, in the
next squat session. High pulls are
snatch grip in one workout and clean
grip in the next.
Why the change?
Because it's COLD -- and that means
it's hard to get warmed up and loose
and ready to do the full lifts.
And doing full lifts in an ice-box is
just inviting injury.
So this week and next, I'm doing basic
strength exercises that don't require
as much flexibility and mobility.
The workouts go pretty fast. I start
light, add weight to the bar on each
set, work up to a heavy weight and do
5 x 3 with it.
It's called "making adjustments" -- and
it's something that many of you are doing
and will continue to do until until we
get past the current cold spell.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here are three books chock full of
great workouts for cellar-dwellers and
P.S. 2. Dino sweatshirts and hoodies are
made to order for cold weather training:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "When it's cold,
bundle up and do squats. When it's real cold,
do more squats." -- Brooks Kubik