Begin with 2 reps.  Add 2 reps per minute for as long as you are able.  Once you max out, take a minute off and then go back down the hill.  Begin with the number you maxed out at and subtract 2 reps per minute until you you have completed your final 2 reps.  Exercise is:

DB floor to OH 15/20 ea.

Post highest round completed and how far back down the hill you came.  Those who complete the last 2 reps in sequence receive the Rx.

Workout Notes:

  • DBs must touch shoulders on the way by. 
  • It is extremely important that you be careful to stay in neutral spine position today throughout this movement.  
  • Classic GPP "Soul Crusher."  When we do these types of workouts it is tempting to just push your body to it's outer limits.  This is FINE and there can be much benefit in doing this - AS LONG AS YOU STAY SAFE!  
  • Going up the hill is the easy part! Make sure you leave some gas in the tank for the trip back down.

Musings ...

Does Kenesio Tape work? 

Read the PubMed abstract for yourself. 

I've always noticed that the folks who use it gain a lot of pain relief from it - unless they don't. In which case, it doesn't really work - unless it does.