"Filthy 50" (Halved & Then Doubled)
2 rounds (or AMRAP in 25 minutes):
- 25 box jumps (24")
- 25 jumping pull-ups
- 25 kettlebell swings (16kg)
- 25 walking lunges
- 25 knees to elbows
- 25 push-presses (45lbs)
- 25 "Supermans" (i.e., back extensions)
- 25 wall ball shots (20lbs / 14lbs)
- 25 burpees
- 25 double-unders
For me, the first round actually felt decent. Although I kept banging my chin on the bar every time I descended from my jumping pull-ups, I sped right through all the movements until I hit the wall ball station. That slowed me down a bit, but the burpees weren't too bad, and I ripped through the double-unders without any trouble from my Achilles tendon.
According to the clock, it had taken me less than 12 minutes to get through the first round. I have a shot at finishing this workout in under 25 minutes, I thought to myself as I hustled back to do more box jumps. I can do this. I was determined to keep my foot on the pedal.
But with less than five minutes to go, I arrived back at the wall ball station again, and just lost it. My legs were fried, and my knees kept collapsing inward as I tried to jump up and launch the medicine ball up against the target. Before long, I found that I could no longer string together more than one or two reps at a time.
An eternity later, I finished my 25 agonizing reps, and started on the burpees -- but discovered that I was no longer able to physically push myself up off the floor. Ugh.
Result: 254 reps as RXed. The last time we did a full Filthy Fifty, it took me almost 30 minutes to complete the workout, so I'm going to tell myself that had I kept going, I would've certainly done better this time around.
Then again, I'm pretty good at lying to myself.