Test Details. Monday- Pure Power and Aerobic Recovery. KIDZ Zone. Member Appreciation Cookout recap.September 21, 2015
First of all, thanks to the attendees at our first kid friendly event. I’d like to especially thank the many of you who are not huge kid fans for making an appearance in spite of the pre-adults. We had somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 people and *I think* things flowed smoothly due in HUGE part to Ryan P. and Vilija who not only contributed the delicious barbeque but help pitch in with getting food set up and served. If you were NOT there, rest assured you are still an appreciated member. (ALSO! Late edit– Forget to thank Jade and Stephen D. for the supplemental beer, all of which was taken advantage of).
Speaking of kids, I just need to speak to a gradual creep away from our policy. Please remember that kids are not permitted at the gym. It’s a bad environment, where everything looks like a toy, but isn’t. The music is profane. And significantly, kids aren’t covered by our insurance. If your kid breaks her neck swinging from a rope and you sue me, expect to get paid in bumper plates and 100 lb stall mats. If you MUST bring them (and must is: my sitter got hit by a truck, or my house caught on fire and I had to get them out) please make sure you bring them stuff to do. That stuff does not include ANY gym equipment. Not the big tires, not the ropes, not the wallballs. Get your kid an IPAD and headphones. I am in the same boat myself where often the easiest choice would be to bring the kid to the gym, but I avoid that if at all possible, and if not, I hold the kid and keep him out of the way. Please do the same. Thank you.
Monday Test 1- Pure Power: 8 Minutes to establish a 1 RM thruster. Bar comes out of the rack. Athlete must descend with the bar to below parallel, and drive the bar to true overhead in one upward motion. Redip of the hip, lack of control at the top, any movement of the feet and failure to get the bar above the heel equals a no rep. Score is best single weight lifted. Multiple attempts are fine. Drops are fine. Athlete cannot be assisted with his/her weight changes and return to the rack. If you drop it, you must clean it.
Monday Test 2- Aerobic Recovery 4 rounds, 2 mins on, 4 mins off for total calories on the airdyne. Most of you have seen this 4/5ths of Interval Tuesday before.