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I Tried The Liver King's Insane Press Challenge

Have you heard of the Liver King?

He's an interesting man who aims to live life like our ancient ancestors. He eats raw liver at every meal (hence the name) and eats a mostly raw carnivore diet.

While I am all about eating organ meat as he preaches, you'll be hard pressed to see me eat or condone eating raw meat.

But to each his own, right?

Along with his unique approach to nutrition, Liver King's workouts are also barbaric.

He calls his sessions, "hunt simulations" trying to push the body hard the way our primal ancestors did while hunting with spears.

Not sure about that, but I do know I love a good workout challenge.

So when he posted an overhead press challenge and I saw Crossfit Games athlete, Kristi O'Connell, post about it...

I decided to also give it a go.

Spoiler... it was hard.

But also a fun high volume rep challenge that played in well with the progressive press program we're doing with FWW Live right now

What's the challenge?

The Live King Press Challenge

10 overhead presses at each weight.

If you fail on a set, you have to repeat that set until all 10 are done unbroken. That's the hard part... but not impossible!

There are 13 sets total in the pyramid, which equals out to 130 presses!

Told ya, high volume!

  • Barbell weight at each set: 35-40-50-55-60-65-70-65-60-55-50-40-35

If you do it, I'd love to hear how it goes.

And if you need to modify the weights... that's okay!

Modification Suggestions:

  • Starting at 15, 20, or 25 lbs instead of 35.
  • Completing 5-8 reps/set instead of 10.
  • Doing less sets. Maybe make 60 or 65 lb. the top of the pyramid before working back down.

Bottomline, do what you need to do in order to get the workout done. If there's no way you can do these numbers, just fix it so you can.

Knock out it, snap a picture or video and tag me in Instagram so I can check it out!

Goodluck!

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