Saturdays have been hit and miss for a while. Sometimes we have had soccer in the way. Sometimes I’ve felt like doing two WODs back to back (gymnastics + team) is a good way to sucker punch my body into not moving much beyond those two events. And sometimes we can sneak in a team WOD without too much trouble. Today was a good day to sneak one in.
Though Ev was working, I headed in with the girls and we had no idea what we were in for. Jimmy did a great job with this one, though wow I’m glad I have a day to recover now. 🙂
There were a lot of us there to do the workout today. By the time we broke out into teams of two or three, I hopped into a team with Caleb & Marino, Mickey worked with Carrie, and AJ worked with Kaila and her friend. We all got our sweat equity in today, let me tell you!
The warm-up started out as a traditional Jimmy warm-up – 400m run – and then we came back in and did a hybrid of a few things from Nicole and some traditional Jimmy moves, from air squats to arm swings, Spider-man lunges to hamstring flossing, we definitely hit a few things today. And then after some barbell movement refreshers with an empty barbell (thrusters, sumo deadlift high pulls, and push press), we got to work.
This was a 30 minute metcon…
- 2 Person Team, 30 Min EMOM
- At the beginning of each minute both partners will perform 3 burpees. Athletes will use the remaining time to complete:
- Min 1: 7 SDHP
- Min 2: 7 Thrusters
- Min 3: 7 Push Press
- **** Repeat for a total of 10 rounds*****
- Men will use #95 or #75
- Females will use #65 or #55
Did I say this was a doozy? It definitely was.
Teaming with Caleb & Marino, we split things up a little differently for the three of us.
- 95# barbell
- 5 SDHP
- 5 thrusters
- 5 push press
And honestly, it was the thrusters and burpees that really killed me. After only a few rounds I had to stop doing burpees because my shoulders were burning. I even had one round where I couldn’t convince my body to do any burpees at all, and that’s when I chose to scale. Instead, I did push-ups for a bit and then scaled further to air squats. Burpees, push-ups, and air squats – none of them were really pretty.
Caleb & Marino pushed for sure. I was ok through 15-20 mins and then struggled after that. My reps got slower and slower and all I heard was “chest up, Brian” from Marino, which helped. And at least with the thrusters, I know the “rest break” got less and less, but we finished every round under the 1 minute time so we were doing ok I think.
Mickey said they scaled a few things for her with a 55# bar, but she fought through. And AJ, Kaila, and Kaila’s friend also chugged their way through.
This was a serious challenge to keep moving. I was good for about 5 rounds, but after 6 and 7 I was wondering if I was going to make it to 10. Thankfully Caleb & Marino didn’t give me much chance to think about it. 🙂