But we did it again today. A full house of 15 sleepy CrossFitters showed up to get some strength on. It was my first 5 a.m. workout in a week, and it felt great to be back with all of my fellow nutjobs.
- Deadlifts (3-3-3-1-1)
On the plus side, I got to partner up with Jay, whose consistently sunny presence in the wee hours of the morning never ceases to amaze. (In contrast, I'm usually a sullen zombie for the first half of class.)
- AMRAP in 10 minutes:
- 20 mountain climbers
- 10 ring rows
- 5 dumbbell squat cleans
But it was the dumbbell squat cleaning that floored me. Even though I'd scaled down the weight (I ended up using a pair of 35-pound dumbbells instead of the RXed 45 pounders), and despite the fact that we were only required to complete 5 reps per round, the squat cleans murdered my legs. A few rounds into the workout, my hamstrings, glutes, and quads were already on fire. And we still had another 7 minutes to go.
Result: 6 rounds + 20 reps.
I'm secretly happy that time ran out just as I was supposed to start another set of squat cleans.