Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday's Workout

Strength Skill:
  • Overhead Squats (5-5-3-3-3)
It's been a while since I last practiced overhead squats, but they felt good. I kept the weights relatively light, and focused on keeping my knees out, chest up, and armpits forward. I wouldn't have said this a year ago, but I'm looking forward to doing more overhead squats this cycle.\


For time:
  • Row 500 meters
  • 21 pull-ups
  • 21 box jumps
  • Row 400 meters
  • 15 pull-ups
  • 15 box jumps
  • Row 300 meters
  • 9 pull-ups
  • 9 box jumps
  • Row 200 meters
  • 6 pull-ups
  • 6 box jumps
  • Row 100 meters
  • 3 pull-ups
  • 3 box jumps
On the whiteboard, this workout looked like a fast one. In real life? Not so much.

Despite my dislike of rowing, I got on and off the erg fairly quickly. And I cranked out the first couple of sets of pull-ups unbroken. But a few minutes into the workout, my grip started to weaken, and I had to hop off the bar a few times. On the plus side: My Achilles is getting better. It's not yet 100 percent, but I got through the box jumps without any painful twinges. Win!

Result: 13:29 as RXed.