Who Should You Train Like?

Courtesy of Jon at Barbells and Bacon.

Before you start a training program, take a look at the best athletes in that sport. The pictures below are some of the top athletes in each sport.

Marathoner

Bodybuilder

Celebrity

CrossFitter

Monday’s Skill

Overhead Squat

5 – 5 – 5 – 5

Back Squat (Elements)

5 – 3 – 1 – 1

Kettlebell swing

Workout of the Day (WOD):

12 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of:

10 power snatches (75#/55# for women)

Run to the short corner

Elements WOD:

12 minute AMRAP:

3 burpees

12 kettlebell swings

Run to the short corner

Post rounds to comments

You might ask why we do the back squat.  Even if you don’t, here is strength Coach Mark Rippetoe’s take on the back squat:

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.

Chris, representing the early risers on a Monday.

David reaching triple extension on his power snatch.  He’s been eating clean and getting wicked lean.  Oh yeah, and his performance is through the roof!

Bryan, reluctant to go heavy, sets a 5 rep max PR on his overhead squat at 100 pounds.

The fellas getting the weight overhead.

Jules building strength with her back squat.


Danny loading up the barbell for his squat.

Eddie on his way to setting a personal best on his squat.

And the WOD, we can’t forget about that.

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