Why heels?

14
May

Why heels?

Ever wonder why your coaches constantly insist that you keep your weight in your heels?

Because your posterior chain is where your power comes from. When you’re on your toes, everything gets pushed to your quads. But in athletic performance, the hamstrings and glutes reign supreme. They drive weight more than anything.

And what happens when you lift more weight? You get PRs! So heels = power = PRs. That sounds awesome to me!

Now take your heels over to the Hopper site and get registered!

Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
1-1-1-1-1-1-1

Josh is our 28th member in the 500 Club!

Josh is our 28th member in the 500 Club!

20 Responses

  1. Mobility
    WU x 1 + 20 calorie row
    Group Mobility

    Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    1-1-1-1-1-1-1
    #35-55-60-65-70-75(didn’t split jerk)-55 (shoulders were crying this morning)

    Good class Kevin. Thanks for your help.

    Hollow Hold: 1:30

    800m run with Gilles and Rachel – Thanks.

  2. Mob + Shoulder Mob + WUx1 + Row 20 Cals + Group WU

    Complex – Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    135-145-155-165-175-185-195#

    … messed up the last set, switched PJ and PP. Holding a strong rack position for all 4 moves get challenging.

    Cashout: Max Hollow Hold in 2:30 = 2:00
    … 0:40+0:40+0:20+0:20

    Couch Stretch = 12min (alt. every 2min)

  3. Rachel

    Mobility
    WU x 1 + 20 calorie row
    Group Mobility

    Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    1-1-1-1-1-1-1
    25, 30, 35, 40, 40, 40, 40

    Hollow Hold: 48 sec, 42 sec

    nice 800m run with Gilles and Kelly

  4. Jo

    Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    65 75 85 95 100 105 110

    Hollow hold – 1:43 total (1:00 then 10 sec intervals + 3 sec at the end)

  5. Tara Betts

    Thruster-Push Press-Push Jerk-Split Jerk
    35-55-60-65-70-75(ran out of time for last set)

    Cashout: Hollow Hold. I didn’t even look at the timer because I had to stop and start over probably 5-6 times 😛

    800m run(21/30, only 9 left!!)

    Great work class! Thanks Kevin! Have a great day everyone <3

  6. Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk

    135-155-175-195-205-215-225

    Cashout = 400m Med ball run

    Great class with the wonderful Coach Blake!!

  7. Alaina

    Chipper from yesterday @ home
    30 HR Push ups unbroken
    40 ring rows 15-10-10-5
    50 Dumbell Swings #20 Unbroken, Thanks Amanda
    60 sit-ups unbroken
    70 burpees. 7 sets of 10
    Time: 14:51
    #20 dumbells were too light but it was too awkward to try to hang on to 2 of them, guess I need to buy a kettle bell 🙂
    Def harder Woding alone, plus I forgot to turn on some music so the burpees were extra awful!!
    Thanks again Amanda for the guidance on this one via Facebook! Now I feel like I didn’t miss your class 🙂

  8. Steph H

    Mob
    WU x1
    20 cal row

    Group Mob

    Thruster-Push press-Push jerk-split jerk
    35-40-45-50-55-60-65#

    Cash out: Hollow Hold 2.30mins

  9. Hannah

    M+WU+20 cal row
    Group M+WU

    Complex x1
    Thruster-Push press-Push jerk-Split jerk
    35-50-65-75-80-85lb

    Cashout: hollow hold for I have no idea how long

  10. Kim

    Mobility, WU x 1 + 20 calorie row
    Group Mobility

    Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    1-1-1-1-1-1-1
    (15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 — previous max for movements had been 25#)

    Hollow Hold: 1:20 in 2:30

  11. Gilles

    mob wux1+20 cal row
    group mob wu
    thruster+push press+push jerk+split jerk
    65-85-95-105-115-125-130
    hollow hold over 3:00 min
    run 800 m with Rachel and Kelly

  12. Julia

    WU x 1 + 20 calorie row
    Group Mobility

    Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    1-1-1-1-1-1-1
    40-45-50-55-65-70-75-85

    20lbs pr on my thruster!!! (Super happy about this!!!!! May have done a happy dance….)

    Also paleo treats tomorrow
    Suggested donation $1 all money goes towards a volunteer trip to Kenya

    Thanks in advance to everyone who helps out

  13. Mob, WU, 20cal row (43sec)

    Group mob, WU

    Thruster+Push Press+Push Jerk+Split Jerk complex
    75 – 85 – 90 – 95 – 100 – 105 – 110

    10# thruster PR
    20# push press PR

    Cashout hollow holds: accumulated 1:25 in 2:30

    Cashout 2: 400m run

  14. Frankie

    WU x 1
    Group Mobility – great tips Kevin!

    Thruster + Push Press + Push Jerk + Split Jerk
    1-1-1-1-1-1-1
    135-145-155-165-175 (failed the PJ and Split Jerk at 175) stopped there as I had nothing left in the tank. I loss some strength during my month off.

    Hollow Hold: accumulated around 2 mins in 2:30

  15. Cara

    OLY class

    Cluster+push press+push jerk+split jerk
    75-80-85-90-95-100#
    focused just on form because I was having the same problem I ALWAYS have, dipping forward…
    Thank you Kevin for the video feedback

    Snatch high pull (no lifting heels)
    3×5 sets @ 90%
    85-85-85-85-85#

    An informative but frustrating class! I see exactly what I’m doing wrong and am having trouble fixing it

    Thanks for the tips Kevin!

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