Mondays and Burpee Box Jumps

“White Men Don’t Jump” was a Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes movie in the early 1990s (here’s the IMDB proof). And I can’t say I’ve seen it, but I’m a data point in confirming the hypothesis. 🙂

Made it into one of the last workouts at the current Crossfit Continuum location this morning. Ev and I arrived to work out with Coach Stacy, Larry, Danielle, Maria, Ellen, Carrie, Todd & Melissa, and Connie. It was a good crew (I say that every time, but it really is true folks!).

135alzWe started with a 400m run/500m row and then did some Spider-man Lunges, shoulder hugs, backstroke, and maybe one or two other things before working on power snatch progressions using a PVC pipe. But we went quickly from there to the actual workout:

  • 3 rounds for time
  • 200m run (or 225m row)
  • 20 burpee box jumps (24/20″)
  • 10 power snatches (95/65#)

There are fires and massive allergies here again, so I’ve been attempting to stay inside as much as possible. We had smoke from the Hayden Pass fire (west of Cañon City, CO) blow into Colorado Springs yesterday and obscure the front range for a time. Breathing is tough when there’s ash and smoke floating about.

So I avoided running today in an attempt to keep my lungs as clear as possible. That didn’t make the workout suck less. 🙂 Those burpee box jumps (even scaling to 20″ burpee step-ups) were awful. The row was ok and the snatches weren’t bad – a little rough, but not horrendous.

Took me 20:48 to finish the whole thing scaling to a row and lower step-ups instead of box jumps. Ev finished in 19:45 with 55# snatches and step-ups as well.

7ef48039a5228f1efa37cc2bfd148471 And now it’s time to get back to work!

Great work everybody – y’all killed it today! And thanks Stacy for the encouragement towards the end. Burpees are awful in all forms. 🙂


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