Functional Training: Barbell Big Bear Complex Workout of the Week

The Barbell Big Bear complex is a sequence of movements pieced together, creating a continuous movement, with no major breaks during the rep.
This ‘Big Bear’ complex is the daddy of them all, bringing together seven classic moves into a seamless sequence.

You can use this complex for various purposes, and the purpose will affect the loads and rest periods between each rep. For example, if it’s strength training, three reps with 60–70% of 1RM (one rep maximum) will be enough to give the desired response. If it’s a warm-up, the load will be a lot lighter and repetitions could be higher.

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