Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday's Workout

It's immensely stupid of me to hit the gym on just four hours of sleep, but I did it anyway.

Strength Skill:

  • Turkish Get-Ups (1. 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 - each side)
I did fine. I stuck with light weights (12 and 16 kilograms), and focused on ensuring good positioning of my free hand. And even the 12 kilogram kettlebell was enough to get my shoulders nice and engaged -- just in time for:
  • 101 push-presses for time (95# / 65#), with a 5-burpee penalty every time the barbell is set down on the floor.
I'll admit it: For the first half of the WOD, I certainly tried to "game" system by resting the bar across the back of my neck and shoulders when I was too tired to continue. And for a while, it worked -- I got through the first 50 push-presses without having to do any burpees.

But as the workout wore on, the heavier the barbell got (even though I was only using 80 pounds and not the RXed 95). After Rep Number 50, I reluctantly lowered the barbell to the ground and did my requisite burpees....slowly. I broke the remaining push-presses into sets of 10, and resigned myself to the fact that I would have to do another four or five rounds of burpee before hitting the magic number of 101 push-press reps.

Result: 12:13.

Yeesh. I literally fell asleep while writing this post. Must. Go. To. Sleep.