We work the squat a ton in the gym.  Sometimes it feels like too much but it is one of the most functional movements we have.  We now know that squatting pass parallel is safe.  But something i have been seeing lately is that when we go for heavy squats, we have a tendency to “just” to parallel.  Now even though this squat counts as good in a competitive setting, we need to remember that we are in the gym and its a training moment.  Should you train ONLY to parallel, or should you train to true full range, ass-to-ankle?  Ok lets take all the variable things out like those that dont have full range of motion, lack ankle flexibility or have an immature squat.  If you think about the benefits of true full range, then going “just” to parallel doesnt make any sense.  When we squat we want our chest up, our knees not falling inwards, weight flat in our feet, lumbar curve…….and all the way down.  That how we should land in the snatch, and the clean.  So why dont we land that way when we are squatting?  Think of your front squat and your back squat.  Does it look the same way as the oly lifts bottom position?  Usually not.  We get trapped in going for those big numbers.  They sound great , feel great and look great on Facebook.  But we want our training to translate from one move to the next.  With full range, you train the flexibility you need to really be a good lifter, and have gains.  Dont you want better hip, knee and ankle flexibility?  If so then you need to train it.  Dont skimp on the full range.  Now obviously competition is different but lets train the full then you can always cut it short for those days later:) FEEL THE BURN!!!

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INFERNO Warm-up x 3

Complete the Following:

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Snatch (12 min limit)

.......10 x 1

*Find a working 1RM, meaning your heaviest snatch of squat or power

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then...

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For Time: (18 min limit)

.......21 reps Front Squat

.......15 reps Clean and Jerk

.......9 reps Snatch (90% of Snatch)

*same weight on all the lifts based off your snatch weight

**The idea here is for the snatch weight to be heavy.  the first 2 movements may be light-ish but you should NOT be able to lift more than 1 rep every minute or so for the snatches.  If you can then its too light/easy.

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SLO INFERNO ON RAMP ASSESSMENT: by appointment

INTRO TO INFERNO - PASO ROBLES: MTW@530pm

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MWOD:  how to recover the shoulders after a bunch of snatch

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