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20 power squat cleans 45/65
1 burpee
19 power squat cleans 45/65
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18 power squat cleans 45/65
3 burpees
17 power squat cleans 45/65
4 burpees
16 power squat cleans 45/65
5 burpees ...

Continue subtracting 1 PSC and adding 1 burpee per round until you have completed 20 rounds each.  The workout is complete after you have completed your 1 rep round of PSCs and your 20 rep round of burpees in sequence.  

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Ok, Stupid Rough Workout Today!

And some of you, who are new to us, are going to say, "Damn son, Why you gotta so hard at our legs again? My hell, our legs are still sore from yesterday." 

Well, that's the thing about HELLth week. There is no programming this week. This week I'm not trying to balance body parts or metabolic pathways or anything. I'm just throwing my worst at you. I'm picking the 6 worst from my quiver of workouts and just hucking them at you all willy-nilly.

"But Why?" you may ask. 

This is generally where I start spewing cliche's about how, "You can do it,"  and dropping quotes from famous people, like -

"If you think you can do a thing, or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

But, it seems a bit too early in the week for this.  Oh, you MAY be a little sore from yesterday's 100-200+ lunge switches, but the REAL soreness hasn't come yet.  The REAL tiredness hasn't set in.  Nope, not til AFTER today.  Be warned, this week gets ROUGH.  It's not for the faint of heart.  For those of you who heard about it and thought to yourself,  "This is exactly what I need to get started this year..." 

You are wrong.  It's not what you need.  It is more than you need. 

But, you are right about one thing.  It will get you started this year.  In fact, there may be no better way to cement your commitment to yourself (and those you love) than by completing this "HELLth Week" thing that you just started.

Six (5 now) measly days may be all it takes for one (hopefully more) of you to completely change your lifestyle, your health and your appearance.  Just 6 silly days are standing between the momentum you need to carry on and the failure you've experienced at becoming healthy - in the past. 

If you've never been through one of our HELLth weeks before, there are a couple of instructional tips that may help:

  • Stay safe, but do not fear.
  • Be careful, but do not doubt yourself.
  • Know your limits, but do not limit yourself.
  • Lean on this community for support, but also shoulder the load for someone else.

Also, RTDS (Read The Damn Site).  There is a TON of info here which will explain all you need to know to continue moving forward. :)   

These will get you through.  They'll help you to change.  There are more though.  I'll leave it to the vets to share key points that have gotten them through, if they will.  

Hope you'll pay attention, my friend.  This is valuable stuff.  Know this: GPP vets are generally more experienced, more fit and have a better understanding of health and fitness than most professional trainers.  We are lucky to have them.  

Vets, your suggestions on getting through HELLth Week?   


"What is Health" & Elements + Fundamentals of the Squat.

7 pm Wednesday @ GPP - FREE!

"The Squat" portion of the workshop is movement intensive. Please come prepared and dressed to move. 

Heat is not your friend this week. Prevention is key (don't overdo) and ice may help. Wondering how? Read: "Shredder Aftermath"