#GutcheckThursday – Workout of the Week – April 18, 2024

#GutcheckThursday - Workout of the Week - April 18, 2024

A deceptively easy-looking couplet perfect for the gym, garage, basement, or park is on deck for this week’s #GutcheckThursday!

Intended Stimulus

The devil’s press begins by performing a burpee BETWEEN the dumbbells, chest & thighs striking the ground, and finishes at the top by performing either a double dumbbell snatch or clean & jerk

The Abmat sit-up finishes at the bottom with shoulder blades touching the ground, feet butterflied together, and at the top with shoulders stacked over or in front of the hips. You may throw your arms overhead for momentum or keep them in front of the body (“strict” sit-up).

Movement Standards

Scale the load on the dumbbells this week to be able to perform the devil’s press without the need for an extended break. Avoid reducing the reps as the volume is already low-to-moderate at 45 reps

Scale the sit-ups as needed this week due to volume concerns, modify the range of motion, or consider performing a double duration plank (i.e. 45 reps = 90 second plank, 36 reps = 72 second plank, etc.)

If you need further help modifying or scaling this workout, drop a comment or send us a DM!

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