Stretch Shortening Cycle

Having an efficient and effective rebound in the thruster is crucial for leg stamina in 15.5.  Every little bit you try to control your decent is energy being consumed in your legs, leading to a quicker acidotic fatigued state.  Letting yourself drop to a safe and effective bottom position, as Leo is showing here, is going to not only save energy by avoiding the eccentric contraction on the way down, but also you'll better utilize the stretch shortening cycle of your hips and legs, allowing your muscles and tendons to naturally spring you effortlessly out of the bottom. 

The annual End Of The Open BBQ is this Sunday the 29th, 12:30pm!  Meat will be provided.  BYOB and a side if you like.  See you there!

Workout:

Workout 15.5

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 95 lb.
Women use 65 lb.