Thursday, November 19, 2009

DB Bear Complexes and The Bear

Dumbbell Bear Complexes
5 Dumbbell Deadlifts
5 Dumbbell Hang Cleans
5 Dumbbell Thrusters (Squat with a Push Press)

Loading should equal 45% of Lean Body Mass. Ex if your LMB is 150b, the total weight of the dumbbells should be 67.5bs, so you would use 30 or 35lb dumbbells depending on your conditioning and strength. Of course I would say just round it up!!!

This exercise is done on a 1 minute interval - it starts every minute, on the minute. The break you get depends on how fast you perform the sequence. Ex if it takes 30 seconds to perform the 15 moves, you would have a 30 second break.

This sequence is repeated for a total of 20 minutes!

You will find that every round "may" take longer, so your rest will diminish accordingly. The idea is to see if you can actually finish this exercise - you my not make it 20 minutes the first couple of times.

I would suggest that you try this routine with the appropriate weight, it is better than using lighter weight just to make it through.


The Bear (Barbell Version)
With at least 50% of your lean body mass perform the following movements with a barbell

1) Clean - from the ground, and catching it in the squat position, then stand up
2) Front Squat
3) Push Press
Number 2 & 3 should be done in one continuous movement known as a "Thruster"
4) Back Squat
5) Push Press (behind the back)
Number 4 & 5 should be done in one continuous movement as well.
6) Lower weight back to the floor.

The entire sequence is 1 Rep. Perform 6 reps.

Repeat all of the above 6 times.

If you do this with 50% of your lean body mass it will be challenging, anything less, and the results will not be the same. I typically do this with 70% of my Lean Body Mass!

Do 6 sets of push-ups after you recover

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