#GutcheckThursday – Workout of the Week – June 6, 2024

#GutcheckThursday - Workout of the Week - June 6, 2024

It’s deltoid week here at ICE which means you’re about to have trouble taking your shirt off for the next few days after this week’s #GutcheckThursday!

Intended Stimulus

A descending rep scheme always facilitates intensity! Be aware of the intentional redundancy of the movements this week & take smart breaks. Pace the round of 30 and begin to pick up speed into the round of 20 and into the round of 10. Choose loading that allows you to perform at least 5-10 reps at a time before breaking.

Movement Standards

The sumo deadlift high pull begins with the barbell on the ground, hands inside of legs, and finishes at the top, hips & knees fully extended, barbell in line with clavicles

The push press begins with the barbell in the front rack position and finishes overhead, elbows extended & line with ears, hips & knees fully extended

The lateral burpee-over-bar begins with chests & thighs touching the ground, and finishes after a two-foot take-off over the bar

Adaptations / Modifications / Scales

The volume of each movement in this workout is moderate, so scale the load before you reduce reps

Modify the sumo deadlift high pull to a sumo deadlift or conventional deadlift if high pulling is not possible this week. If needed, swap for double reps of a Russian KB swing if bending over to the floor is not in the cards

Modify the push press to dumbbells or kettlebells as needed. A good option if overhead is challenging this week is a landmine push press

Scale the burpees-over-bar to step-over, regular burpees, or remove the jump or modify the range of motion as needed