- Weighted Ring Dips (2 sets of 5, 3 sets of 3)
AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) in 12 minutes:
- 20 Walking Overhead Lunges (holding a 45-pound plate overhead)
- 15 Plyo Box Jumps (20 inch box)
- 10 Abmat Sit-Ups (with a mat underneath to prevent ass rashes)
- 5 Pull-Ups
The sit-ups and pull-ups were a breeze, but the walking overhead lunges and box jumps (back-to-back, no less!) wore me down. The first round didn't seem particularly challenging, but after a few minutes, my legs began shaking. For the first four rounds, I managed to stay in the lead, with one of my classmates -- the guy we call The Terminator -- close behind. But about 8 lunges into my third round, my legs and arms gave out. I dropped the plate, and by the time I managed to hoist it back up, The Terminator had surged ahead, and I wasn't able to close the distance. He got through 5 rounds plus 8 lunges in the 12 minutes.
Secretly, I'm relieved I didn't have time to start a sixth round. The lunges were murder.