- Zercher Squats (2 sets of 5, 3 sets of 3)
I'm going to blame it on the cold weather.
AMRAP in 12 minutes:
- 6 barbell cleans (95 pounds -- RX'ed is 115, but I wasn't feeling it today)
- 12 pull-ups
- 24 double-unders
The pull-ups were easy (despite the cold, cold bars) and the cleans went fine. But the double-unders were a major pain in the ass.
Double-unders aren't new to me, and I can usually fly through a dozen or so before getting tripped up. The first round of today's WOD was no different; I think I cranked out 12 in a row, paused, and then finished with another string of 12. Even my second round wasn't horrible, though I was definitely slowing. But by the time I got to the third round of double-unders, I was completely smoked. I had trouble getting through even two or three double-unders in a row without getting tangled in the jumprope, and my arms were like noodles.
Oddly enough, I recovered on my fourth round and managed to string a bunch of 'em together again: 12 in a row, 8 in a row, 4 in a row.
The weird thing? My legs weren't gassed from the double-unders. My arms were.
"For those people who can't do double-unders," our coach said, "they don't understand how taxing the movement is for your wrists and forearms as you whip the rope around. Do double-unders in a WOD with pull-ups, and your arms are going to be nice and toasty."
Well, I certainly wasn't still cold by the end of the workout.
(Photo: Jon Tunnell)