(Do as many reps as possible using a strict press then immediately perform as many push presses as possible. Rest one minute then repeat four more times. Your score is your total number of presses and push presses performed.)
“Physical strength is the most important thing in life. This is true whether we want it to be or not. As humanity has developed throughout history, physical strength has become less critical to our daily existence, but no less important to our lives. Our strength, more than any other thing we possess, still determinesthe quality and the quantity of our time here in these bodies. Whereas previously our physical strength determined how much food we ate and how warm and dry we stayed, it now merely determines how well we function in these new surroundings we have crafted for ourselves as our culture has accumulated. But we are still animals – our physical existence is, in the final analysis, the only one that actually matters. A weak man is not as happy as that same man would be if he were strong. This reality is offensive to some people who would like the intellectual or spiritual to take precedence. It is instructive to see what happens to these very people as their squat strength goes up.” - Mark Rippetoe
Complete one Burpee on the start of the first minute, two Burpees on the second minute, three Burpees on the third minute, and so on until you can no longer complete Burpees for the number of minutes on clock.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing” -Abraham Lincoln
“There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat”. – Mark Rippetoe
Push Press – 2 reps “On The Minute” (OTM) for 15 minutes
Choose a weight that is 70-75% of your 1RM
The workout “On The Minute” is done by starting the clock and performing the given movement. Once you are done completing the movement you have the rest of the minute to rest. At the beginning of the second minute you perform the movement again and rest the rest of the minute. You continue using the format until you complete the given amount of time.