Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Workout

I felt a lot less wrecked this morning, but some residual soreness is still cramping my style.

Strength Skill:
  • Deadlifts (5-3-3-1-1)
Near the end of my deadlift practice this morning, Tim reminded me that I was able to rip out 49 reps at 245 pounds in a WOD just a couple of weeks ago. By all rights, I should be able to pull a lot heavier in a low-rep workout like today's. But for whatever reason, I couldn't. Just like last week, I struggled with 255-pound deadlifts, and didn't get anywhere near my previous PR. What happened to my mojo?!?

As a result, I'm contemplating incorporating deadlifts back into my routine at home. Maybe I'll revisit the Power to the People protocol again. A couple of short sets of deadlifts every other night shouldn't destroy me, right?


For time:
  • 1 -> 10 ring dips
  • 10 -> 1 box jumps (24")
In other words:
  • 1 Ring Dip, 10 Box Jumps (24")
  • 2 Ring Dips, 9 Box Jumps (24")
  • 3 Ring Dips, 8 Box Jumps (24")
  • 4 Ring Dips, 7 Box Jumps (24")
  • 5 Ring Dips, 6 Box Jumps (24")
  • 6 Ring Dips, 5 Box Jumps (24")
  • 7 Ring Dips, 4 Box Jumps (24")
  • 8 Ring Dips, 3 Box Jumps (24")
  • 9 Ring Dips, 2 Box Jumps (24")
  • 10 Ring Dips, 1 Box Jump (24")
I did this workout back in March in my garage, and it took me 7:28 to finish. Today, I fared better, shaving two-and-a-half minutes(!) off my time. I'm not sure if it's because I was in the gym with the 5 a.m. crew this time, but I certainly felt a lot speedier than when I was slugging it out alone at home.

Result: 4:57 as RXed.