Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday's Workout

Another good one today.

Strength Skill:

My goal was to pull off another dead-hang muscle-up by the end of today's class (to add to my grand total of one muscle-up from all of last year), but since I managed to crank out a few of them at home earlier in the week, the pressure was off.

Still, I got a chance to practice some more at the gym this morning -- and also add to my lifetime total (which remains in the single digits -- for now).


For time:
  • 21 jerks (135#/95#)
  • 400-meter run
  • 42 box jumps (24"/20")
  • 400-meter run
  • 21 sumo deadlift high pulls (135#/95#)
  • 400-meter run
This one made me smile when Tim wrote it up on the board. Forty-two box jumps with a 24-inch box? Fun, fun, fun.

Four Fridays ago, we suffered through a similar workout involving -- among other things -- 21 jerks and 21 SDHPs. I was wrecked from using a 95-pound barbell that day, so even though I was tempted to try the RXed weight of 135 for this morning's WOD, I ultimately stuck with 95. It can be difficult to keep oneself from making stupid, ego-driven decisions, though; I kept having to remind myself that this is supposed to be a training session -- not a balls-out competition to see who can get injured the fastest.

Verdict? It was challenging, but so much more pleasant than a swift kick in the nuts. I actually enjoyed the jerks. And while my running form could use some work and my SDHPs were all over the place, I noticed that during the last 400-meter sprint, I had a big grin plastered on my face.

Result: 10:52.