The Reckoning is a Work Capacity cycle designed with the intent of improving the athletes mental fortitude by taxing both their metabolic and muscular fitness repeatedly in a single session.


We executed this program coming off the Rising Sun Macro-cycle, right before the summer heat hit here in Texas. Many of our athletes were ready for some mentally challenging efforts after spending so much time under the barbell getting strong.


This program is designed to be a suffer-fest. We’ve intentionally added in some non-traditional components to ensure that athletes would be not only physically challenged, but mentally as well.


Strength maintenance work, as well as a longer, multimode, aerobic capacity effort, is included in this program as well.


Program Duration:

  • 3 weeks


Number of training sessions:

  • 12 – does not include assessments which must be done prior

Suggested training frequency:

  • 3-4 days per week (3 days a week turns this into a 4 week cycle)

Suggested Programs Prior:

  • Any


Suggested Programs After:

  • Any

Required Assessments:

  • None


Required Equipment

  • Barbell
  • Plates, metal or bumper
  • Squat Rack
  • Bench
  • Dumbbells / Kettlebells


Program Questions: