Strength Challenge 4 Week Prep-Program

LatsOn STRENGTH CHALLENGE
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> The point of this Training Program is to peak one’s performance in the 3 rep Squat, max rep Push Up and timed Farmers Carry.

> An Athlete following this program will do these 3 exercises, 3 times a week.

Here is the program that will have your strength peaking by the end of the month

  • Keep in mind that everybody responds to exercise differently, what may be enough for some may not be enough for others
  • Listen to your body! Use subjective feedback / “Rate of Perceived Exertion” (RPE)  – this is an effective guide for tracking progress.

Week 1

Day 1

1 rep Squat Weight Ladder up to 2nd attempt weight + 5 rep weight ladder up to heaviest (3-4 sets each)

Push Up Ladder up to Max Reps @ 60 sec rest.(5-7 sets)

Carry – Tabata @ lighter than test weight

+ 2-3 sets of ‘Accessory’ work

Day 2

3 rep Squat @ 1st attempt weight  (5 sets)

Push Up Ladder down from Max Reps @ 60 sec rest (5 sets)

Pause Deadlift @ Farmers Carry test weight x 3 reps (5 sets)

+ 2-3 sets of ‘Accessory’ work

Day 3

Squat Weight Ladder up to 2nd attempt weight x 1-3 reps (3-5 sets)
(* if feeling good, try out a maximal attempt)

Push Up sets around Max Reps @ 2-3 minutes rest (3-5 sets)

Light Farmers Carry, use multiple positions x 4 minutes

+ 2-3 sets of ‘Accessory’ work

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Week 2

Day 1

1 rep Squat Weight Ladder up to 1nd attempt weight + 5 rep weight ladder up to heaviest (3-4 sets each)

Push Up Ladder up to Max Reps @ 50 sec rest. (5-6 sets)

Carry – Tabata @ lighter than test weight

+ 2-3 sets of ‘Accessory’ work

Day 2

3 rep Squat @ 1st attempt weight (5 sets)

Push Up Ladder down from Max Reps @ 50 sec rest (5 sets)

Pause Deadlift @ Farmers Carry test weight x 5 reps (3-5 sets)

+ 2-3 sets of ‘Accessory’ work

Day 3

Squat Weight Ladder up to 2nd attempt weight x 1-3 reps (5 sets)

Push Up sets around Max Reps @ 2-3 minutes rest (3-5 sets)

Light Farmers Carry, use multiple positions x 4 minutes

+ 2-3 sets of ‘Accessory’ work

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Week 3

Day 1

2 rep Squat Weight Ladder up to 1nd attempt weight + 5 rep weight ladder up to heaviest (3sets/2sets)

Push Up Ladder up to Max Reps @ 40 sec rest. (5 sets)

Carry – Tabata @ lighter than test weight

– NO Accessory! (Rest / Visualize / reduce fatigue – except if Beginner)

Day 2

3 rep Squat @ 1st attempt weight (5 sets)

Push Up Ladder down from Max Reps @ 40 sec rest (5 sets)

Pause Deadlift @ Farmers Carry test weight x 3 reps (3-5 sets)

– NO Accessory! (Rest / Visualize / reduce fatigue – except if Beginner)

Day 3

Squat Weight Ladder up to 1st attempt weight x 1-3 reps (3-5 sets)

Push Up sets around Max Reps @ 2-3 minutes rest (3-5 sets)

Light Farmers Carry, use multiple positions x 4 minutes

– NO Accessory (Rest / Visualize / reduce fatigue – except if Beginner)

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Week 4

Day 1

1 rep Squat Weight Ladder up to 1nd attempt weight + 3 rep weight ladder up to heaviest 5 rep max (3 sets each)

Push Up sets around Max Reps @ 2-3 minutes rest (3 sets)

Pause Deadlift @ Farmers Carry test weight x 5 reps (3 sets)

– NO Accessory! (Rest / Visualize / reduce fatigue)

Day 2

3 rep Squat @ lighter than 1st attempt weight (3 sets)

Push Up sets around Max Reps @ 2-3 minutes rest (3 sets)

Tabata Plank

– NO Accessory! (Rest / Visualize / reduce fatigue)

>>>>>>>>> At Least 2 days Rest Needed Before Testing <<<<<<<<

Day 3 (2 days later) = TESTING!

3 Rep Max

Push Up Max

Farmer Carry Time

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I encourage everyone to try this out. Tell your friends, see if people at your gym with try it out too. This Challenge is a fantastic workout as well!

Post your Scores in the comments.

Or,

Send them to me directly at colangelo.mart@gmail.com

Question on Testing Protocol and Technique see : http://martincolangelo.com/about-2/latson-training-strength-challenge/

*SPECIAL*
(for those who made it this far) This is an EXCEL version of the program above, as well as my own personal Training Program for the next couple months.  Look back at this link in a couple months, I will update this document as I figure out my programming for 2019 – as well as add many other trial programs I will have going throughout the year.

Looking forward to finishing this year Strong, and starting the New Year with clear intentions.

My best to you all,

Martin Colangelo

“The Better Movement Specialist”

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