09.21.2016 Snatch Grip RDL,

STRENGTH:

Snatch Grip - Romanian Deadlift

5 x 6-8 Reps at 50-60% of Best Back Squat

 

The Romanian deadlift’s exact origins and original execution are points of contention. It certainly originated when Nicu Vlad of Romania and his coach, Dragomir Cioroslan, were in the US in 1990 for the Goodwill Games. Vlad was performing an exercise that hadn’t been seen before, and someone (Jim Schmitz at the Sports Palace or one of the lifters at the Olympic Training center, possibly both at separate times) suggested the exercise be called the Romanian deadlift when Cioroslan said they didn’t have a name for it.
Execution
With your feet in the pulling position and holding the bar in a clean grip, bend your knees slightly with your trunk vertical—this is the start position and the position you’ll return to at the end of each rep. Keeping the same slight bend in the knees, set your back in a tight arch and hinge at the hips as far as you can without losing any arch in your back. Once you reach the lowest point, return to standing while maintaining the same slight bend in the knees. - Catalyst Athletics

 

METCON:

4 Rounds

200m Run with Slam Ball

20 Ball Slams

**use same ball for run and ball slams**