Bell House Fitness – Lifting



Back squat:

For load:

8 reps (105%)

10 reps (100%)

12 reps (95%)

– Rest 3:00 between sets.

Warm-up (No Measure)


Welcome to week 2 of the mechanics lifting cycle in which we are focused on building the base for our strength development.

Today we are working off of our 20-rep max that we found in Week 1. Take the load of your 20-rep max and multiply it by the percentages in today’s lifting session. This will determine your loads for each set.

Each set is meant to be unbroken. Feel free to rest at the top of the back squat with the bar on your back, but you should not have to re-rack the bar.

Rest about 3:00 between sets.

Look for next week’s percentages to go up and the reps to stay the same.

In Accessory – I, the suggested weight is added to the sled. In order to pull the sled, add a rope to it. The rope can be kept on the sled while you push and then used to pull the sled. The pull should be a back pedal, not an over the shoulder drag.

Move as fast as possible on the sled push and pull.

Use the heaviest bag possible for the sandbag hold. Make sure you can hold for the entire :30 interval. This should be challenging.


3 sets:

1:00 bike, row, SkiErg, or run

10 alternating Spiderman stretches

10 leg swings/leg (across body)

10 good mornings

10 air squats

1 set:

10 back squats (35/ 45 lb)

5 back squats (add 10-45 lb to each side)

5 back squats (add 10-45 lb to each side)

5 back squats (add 10-25 lb to each side)

– Your next weight should be your starting weight.

– Take weight out of a rack.


5 sets:

75-ft sled push (50/90 lb)

75-ft sled pull

:30 sandbag hold at chest (100/150 lb)

– Rest 2:00 between sets.