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Jun 24, 2019

The final mesocycle of the One Ton Challenge is a 4 week peak cycle to prepare you to enter the One Ton Club totaling 2,000 (1,2000) in the snatch, clean, jerk, squat, deadlift, and bench press. The leak cycle prepares you to have the strength and conditioning to hit 6 max effort lifts in a short time period. In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash outline the programming, mindset, and strategy to peaking for the one ton challenge.


Minute Breakdown:


0-10 – How to you write a peak cycle


11-20 – Nutrition for peak cycle


21-30 – The hallmark of a great strength and conditioning gym


31-40 – Doing the One Ton Challenge at your gym


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“What is the One Ton Challenge”


“How Strong is Strong Enough”


“How do I Start the One Ton Challenge”


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