- Weighted Pistols (3 sets of 3, 2 sets of 1)
The women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto is starting a pistol challenge in August: Each member is picking a doorway in their home, and every time they pass through it, they have to grab the doorframe and crank out an assisted pistol with each leg. I think I’m going to do it, too. My left leg certainly needs the practice.
- 12 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
- 50 double-unders
- 10 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
- 40 double-unders
- 8 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
- 30 double-unders
- 6 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
- 20 double-unders
- 4 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
- 10 double-unders
The thrusters, on the other hand, were another story. At first, everything seemed fine. I went with just 105 pounds (rather than the RXed 135), and the first round felt great; my punch-outs at the top were pretty strong, and I managed to finish the first nine or ten reps without pausing. But completing my first 50 double-unders and heading back to the thrusters, I hit a wall. I wasn't able to bust out more than three or four thrusters at a time without dropping the bar. And towards the end, I found myself taking them one or two at a time.
Who knew that thrusters and double-unders could combine to form such a potent punch to the guts?