Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday's Workout: Balls to the Wall

Medicine balls. Why'd it have to be medicine balls?

But first:
  • Overhead Squats (5-5-5-3-3)
These felt great this morning. It's been a few months since we last practiced overhead squats, but I felt strong and stable through my midline. I kept it light and easy today, but I'm hoping to establish a new PR later in this cycle.

  • 50 double unders
  • 21 wallball shots
  • 21 medicine ball cleans
  • 21 medicine ball sit-ups
  • 15 wallball shots
  • 15 medicine ball cleans
  • 15 medicine ball sit-ups
  • 9 wallball shots
  • 9 medicine ball cleans
  • 9 medicine ball sit-ups
  • 50 double unders
The first set of double-unders flew by. The final set? Not so much. And in between, the wallballs kicked the snot out of me. I wasn't bothered by the med ball sit-ups, but the cleans were tougher than I expected -- probably because I was still reeling from the wallballs.

It's a good reminder that something as simple as a stuffed ball can be a brutally effective training tool.

Result: 11:42 as RXed.