tells you what to do, confidence allows you to do it."
- Stan Smith
is proposing a new technique for the high jump. What he doesn't
know is that the high jump rules requiring the athlete to take off
on one foot and approach on a curve were designed to keep gymnasts
from dominating the sport. Any high school gymnast of merit can
break world high jump records by a foot and a half if allowed to
approach head on and take of on two feet. Who's going to tell Mr.
of the Day
circuit for three rounds.
totaling 1/3 your bodyweight lunge twenty steps (alternating left-right),
Clean dumbbells to shoulder and front squat push-press to overhead
("Thruster") twenty times, immediately jump up to pull-up
bar and perform twenty pull-ups.
Rest three minutes.
your pace so that Thrusters begin directly under your
2. Each step of the lunge should drop the trailing knee so that
it "kisses" the ground.
3. "Thrusters" begin in a deep squat and end in full hip,
leg, and arm extension.
4. No crappy pull-ups. Adam's apple to bar at top, arms completely
extended at bottom.
5. The twenty pull-ups are consecutive pull-ups. You don't
come down from the bar until they're done. Have someone assist you
minimally if assistance is required.