Hatch Explained...

Do you even lift, bro? Outside of the bench press, the squat is considered to be one of the Kings of Fitness. And I’ve found nothing is more fatiguing than a squat program. I also know this. Just like buying a boat, where the best days come when you buy it and when you sell it, same goes for a tough squat program. The best days of the program are when you start and when you finish. Why? Well, when you start a long 12 week program such as Hatch, everything is new. New rep scheme, a sight on new accomplishments. Just the feel of the overall program, like you’re onto something different. And when you finish the program, it is a heck of a sense of accomplishment to be consistent in squatting for 12 weeks. You’ve come a long way and it is time to test your strength with a max day.

SO WHY SQUATS?

Squats tax the entire body and are an important part to your general health. You will know you’re getting a workout in as soon as you begin. You can’t be a sissy and get involved with squats. For instance, weak back, squats will fix it. Weak legs, you know squats will fix it. Weak mind, squats will fix that too. A program such as Hatch will fix you for the better.

THE PROGRAM

If you’re new to Hatch, here is the premise. Two days a week of squatting for 12 weeks. You will hit back squats first for the prescribed reps/sets. Then you will follow up with front squats for sets/reps in the same workout. You’re hitting back squats and front squats twice a week turning your legs into steel. There’s no way your body can’t get stronger as a whole on this program.

It’s with this being said, that I provide this disclaimer. I completed this program over 12 weeks and though I feel much stronger than when I started, my back squat only went up 5 pounds during this 12 weeks and my front squat never increased. This could have been for a number of reasons but it is where I ended. I realize and you should too, especially after lifting for a while that weights aren’t fair. You have to earn every PR you receive.

Taken from: http://www.jackedandstrong.com/hatch-squat-program-a-review

WOD for 4/17/2018

Hatch 1 - Day 1

3 MIN AMRAP 5 TOES TO BAR 20 UNBROKEN DOUBLE UNDERS

**IF NOT UNBROKEN YOU MUST START OVER**

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