As some of you may already know, this past weekend I attended a two-day workshop hosted by CrossFit Tustin. Ruth was the one who made me aware of the Become Unstoppable Seminar being put on by Juggernaut Training Systems and after I saw the subject matter, I was very interested. If you’ve never checked out their site before, JTS covers a variety of topics that should be quite familiar to you — powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, as well as strongman and the Highland Games.
The seminar staff was made up of some incredibly elite athletes from all those disciplines, including several world record holders. It was definitely a very inspiring atmosphere to be in the presence of these men and women. Each day started off with a couple of lecture topics, followed by a coaching station. We’d break for lunch, then another lecture topic and more coaching stations. This pace really kept my interest the whole way through, as my mind tends to drift if I have to stay seated for hour upon hour of lecture. The topics were mainly centered around the science of programming, which I won’t bore you with, but were very interesting to me as a trainer.
As for the live coaching, we spent roughly 50 minutes at each of seven different stations — squat, bench press, deadlift, clean, snatch, mobility and a roundtable Q&A. (Originally, there was to be a strongman station, but those athletes were invited to an event in China, so they had to cancel.) These stations were quite an experience, because it’s not every day you get coached on squats by a guy with several world records to his name (including a 783lb squat raw, 1100lb with gear) and a girl who just set the world record for the 123 lb division with a 370 lb squat. Before you think otherwise, let me assure you the other stations had people just as impressive manning them. Perhaps the most talked about station though was mobility. I am looking forward to hopefully introducing you all to some of the things we learned there.
All in all, I feel the weekend was well worth the time and money invested. I left extremely inspired and fired up to spread the powerlifting knowledge to those interested.
Turkish get ups 3-3-3
As Many Reps As Possible in 15 minutes:
Row 30 calories
30 box jumps
30 ball slams
30 lunges (weighted with kbs kb)
Max reps muscle ups or pullovers with time remaining.