Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday's Workout: Exactly What It Sounds Like

The quick-and-dirty on this morning's workout:

Strength Skill:
  • Strict Presses (2 sets of 5, 3 sets of 3)
I'm not even close to pressing my bodyweight overhead. It's amazing how much less power I'm able to generate without the use of my legs.


For time:
  • 21 deadlifts (225lbs / 185 lbs)
  • 21 burpee-to-box jumps (20")
  • 15 deadlifts (225lbs / 185 lbs)
  • 15 burpee-to-box jumps (20")
  • 9 deadlifts (225lbs / 185 lbs)
  • 9 burpee-to-box jumps (20")
What are "burpee-to-box jumps"? Exactly what they sounds like: Do a burpee, and then jump up on a box.

This workout was brutally fun. After some internal debate, I loaded up the barbell with the RXed men's weight of 225 pounds. It was a stretch for me, but I'm glad I pushed myself today -- even if it meant that I had to take a breather between each lift in the last set.

The burpee-to-box jumps weren't particularly fluid, either -- with each rep, I had to take a step towards the box before jumping, and I never established a good rhythm.

Still, it felt great to knock this one out, and the endorphin rush fueled me for hours afterward.

Result: 12:53 as RXed.