Friday 120518

Warm-up

Snatch assistance exercises (Pressing, Heaving, Snatch Balance and Sots Press)

Workout

7 sets of 1 Snatch + 2 OHS.   

Those “toning” shoes don’t work?  I am shocked!  Check out the read from The New York Times’s Wellness Blog

Skechers Toning Shoe Customers to Get Refund

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

The settlement includes Skechers Shape-ups.
Skechers USA, via Business Wire The settlement includes Skechers Shape-ups.

People who bought a pair of Skechers toning shoes may not get the great legs and abdominal muscles that the advertisements promised — but now at least they can get their money back.

Federal regulators announced on Wednesday that Skechers had agreed to pay $40 million to settle complaints that the company deceived consumers with claims that some of its sneakers — from the Shape-Ups, Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-Ups lines, endorsed by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke — could deliver toned legs, better buttocks and a slimmer body “without setting a foot in a gym.”

Skechers is the second maker of toning shoes that the Federal Trade Commission has forced to reimburse consumers after making implausible claims. In September, Reebok agreed to pay $25 million in consumer refunds for making false claims about its EasyTone line of sneakers.

In announcing the settlement, the Federal Trade Commission said that Skechers had particularly overreached in its advertisements by claiming that its shoes, which retailed for $60 to $100 a pair, could help people shed pounds.

“Skechers’ unfounded claims went beyond stronger and more toned muscles,” said David Vladeck, director of the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The F.T.C.’s message, for Skechers and other national advertisers, is to shape up your substantiation or tone down your claims.”

A spokeswoman for the commission declined to say whether it was pursuing legal action against other makers of toning shoes, like Fila and New Balance. But the announcement spells more trouble for a once-flourishing industry that is now struggling with plummeting sales.

Toning shoes were once the fastest-growing segment of the athletic shoe market, with sales rocketing to $1.1 billion in 2010, from $50 million in 2008. Last year sales were sliced in half, dropping to $550 million, said Matt Powell, an analyst at the research firm SportsOneSource. Skechers held the largest share of the market, at 49 percent.

An ad for the Shape-Ups line. Skechers agreed to pay $40 million in a settlement.
An ad for the Shape-Ups line. Skechers agreed to pay $40 million in a settlement.

Skechers said in a statement that it stood by its products. The company denied making false claims and suggested that the settlement was a business decision that would help it avoid costly battles in court. The company has been fighting class-action lawsuits about the toning claims as well as cases brought by various attorneys general.

“While we vigorously deny the allegations made in these legal proceedings and looked forward to vindicating these claims in court, Skechers Read more Friday 120518

Monday 081201

Warm-up
using 45 lbs bar
Pressing Snatch Balance x3 x3
Heaving Snatch Balance x3 x3
Snatch Balance + OHS x3 x3
Sotts Press x3 x3

Workout
Snatch
Reps are started on the minute
66%* x1 x5
71% x1 x5
76% x1 x5
Rest as needed between these sets
80%* x1
85% x1
88% x1
90% x1
92% x1
*Of 1RM

Compare to:
TITANFIT: Thursday 081009



They both set PRs. One seems happy, the other, not so much!

Thursday 080807

Push-up ladder day 21. 231 CTD Push-ups to buy in/catch up.

Warm-up
using 45 lbs bar
Pressing Snatch Balance x3 x3
Heaving Snatch Balance x3 x3
Snatch Balance + OHS x3 x3
Sotts Press x3 x3

Workout
Snatch Reps are started on the minute
66%* x1 x5
71% x1 x5
76% x1 x5

Rest as needed between these sets
80%* x1
85% x1
88% x1
90% x1
92% x1
*Of 1RM

Friday 080425

Warm-up
Using 45 lbs, 15 lbs bar or PVC
3x
Pressing Snatch Balance x3
Heaving Snatch Balance x3
Snatch Balance + OHS x3
Sotts Press x3

Workout
Snatch Balance – x5, x3, x3, x1, x1, x1 x1

Let’s get a 1RM for this skill transfer exercise. Doing so will give us more confidence to catch the Snatch in a full squat and will make us better athletes. In theory, your 1RM Snatch Balance will be greater than your 1RM Snatch…not saying, just saying

REST 5 minutes then:
One arm dumbbell* snatch (alternate arms every 10 reps), 20 reps.*
Run 400 meters
One arm dumbbell* snatch (alternate arms every 10 reps) , 20 reps.*

*Newbies: 10%-15% of Body Weight
*Middle of the road crowd: 15%-25% of Body Weight
*Advanced: 25%-35% of Body Weight