So... I hate to admit this, but back in the day (mid-late 90s) many of us would enjoy a post-club trip to the ol' IHOP. My standard food order was the "Short Stack" which wasn't a completely obscene number of pancakes. They'd still sit like rocks, but it was a good time with friends that mattered most at that time. You may be amused to find out that I was never too keen on sweets and would usually just add butter and no syrup to my pancakes, a habit that persisted for several years until I just stopped eating pancakes all together. I just feel better avoiding those kinds of meals. But anyway. I wanted you to know the origin of this workout name! The Short Stack! The other HUGE (and more important) influence for this sequence was a workout I recently saw from Senior RKC Chris Holder.
Depending on where you are with your fitness level (or stress level that day!) be smart when choosing yourfor this one. I went with the I would use for my weight class for the test ( ), but you may wish to use one above or below your chosen . The next time I do this one, I will be challenging myself with either the or maybe even the ! WOOHOO!
It goes without saying that doing a great mobility warm up and cooldown sequence is always a good thing.
Here's another variation on a another stacked timed sets workoutstacking workout - though there are a few different drills for variety, I also chose these particular exercises to not overwork my group on some exercises we had really hammered the previous session. A more traditional approach can be seen here:
Stacking workouts are great ways to really ramp up the intensity of a workout - make sure you take rests where needed, but be sure to also do your best. Choose a moderate weightfor this workout, beginners will need to rest more - no big deal!
- Begin with 1 minute 2 hand swings
30 seconds rest