Easy Like a Sunday Morning

Feeling great after a solid night’s rest and taking it easy all day yesterday.

Warm-up

5 Rounds

  • 1m MB Cleans (20# MB)
  • 1m Inch Worms
  • 1m Jump Rope
  • 1m Figure 8s (20# KB, 25# KB in round 5)
  • 1m Hand-to-hand KBS (39# KB)
  • 1m Rest

The goal is to keep a decent pace, but not any real high intensity. It was easy.

WOD

7 Rounds

  • 24 OH Lunges (20# MB, 12 each leg)
  • 10 Burpees
  • 8 T2B

I really enjoyed this one. It was a WOD where I could go-go-go. Holding the medicine ball overhead was the toughest part of this. In rounds 3 and 4 I split up the lunges into 16 and 8. Other than that, everything was unbroken. I did take a few second breather in between each round as I moved a popsicle stick for counting. Finished in 14:48.

Road Work Circuit

I’m feeling pretty good after yesterday’s WOD and then the explosive training we did at night. Little sore in a lot of places, but nothing bad. Went to the 11am today and 14 of us were there to get our sweat on.

Warm-up

Matt called this a road work circuit, with the goal being to keep your heart rate in the 130-150 range, but work hard enough to get a sweat on.

5 Rounds

  • 1m Russian KBS (40# KB)
  • 1m Skiers (12″ box)
  • 1m Air Squats
  • 1m Jump Rope
  • 1m Jingle Jangles
  • 1m Rest

It was kind of hard not to push the pace, but at the same time nice to work at a steady pace. I started out a little slow and my heart rate was less than 130, so I stepped it up a bit and each round it went up progressively, while still staying below the high-end of the range. Solid long “warm-up” that would be harder than most fitness classes out there.

WOD

12:00 AMRAP

  • 12 Box Jumps (32″)
  • 6 Thrusters (75#)
  • 6 Burpees

This is actually based off the hero WOD “Rahoi” but due to space and box availability we had to switch it up. We don’t have the room for bar-facing burpees so we just did normal ones and our supply of 24″ boxes ran out quick so I went with the 32″ box. Since my box was so high, I scaled the thruster weight down from 95# to try to even it out a bit. You can’t really even out those box jumps though. The level of concentration and effort needed to keep jumping on that box is so much more than a 24″. The jump down off the box is really taxing too. Thrusters were probably too easy at 75# so it’s time to start stepping up my game on those. I was able to do 5 complete rounds plus 12 box jumps, 6 thrusters, and 3 of the burpees for a 5 + 21 score.

400 Club

I had a deep tissue massage today at 1 and then worked out at 5 to get a good chunk of rest before our 1RM deadlifts.

Warm-up

5:00 Jump Rope Singles

After always doing DUs it’s hard to switch over and do singles with a speed rope. Seems so slow. I lost count around 70 and figured it didn’t really matter how many anyways.

Strength

Find 1RM Deadlift

My goal was to hit 400# today. A month ago I pulled 385#, but couldn’t get 395# moving at all. Warmed up with 6 at 225#, 3 at 275# and then started on my singles. Did 315#, 345#, and 365#. Kevin did 405# on his attempt so I said why the hell not and got it easily. Went one more time and got 415# too. That’s a 30# increase in a month and 100# in the last 7 months!

WOD

20:00 AMRAP

1-2-3-4…

  • Deadlifts (115#)
  • Front Squats (115#)
  • Over the Bar Burpees

Around the 7th or 8th minute this really hits you and I had to start breaking things up a bit. Completed 11 full rounds plus 12 deadlifts and 5 front squats. I didn’t expect the deadlifts to get so hard at that weight. Fully expected the front squats to be difficult as the rep counts increased and they were.

No way I was staying for the 6pm Olympic lifting class after this one. My lower back is wiped out.