Woke up this morning feeling like an elephant was sitting on my chest, so I suppose it’s time for me to take a turn with the cold that’s been going around. But by 10 or so, I was feeling almost human so I decided to head in at lunch time for a Noon class with Coach Drea.
John and I tackled the warm-up and Drea suggested (wisely) to do our strict pull-ups and ring dips before we did Angie. This is a new 30 day challenge at the box where we do a few of these each day after a workout to try and beef up our skills. The goal is to improve our strict skills so that the kipping ones get easier. 🙂
Strict anything is not really my cup of tea, but I managed 3 strict pull-ups and 6 strict ring dips today. Good start to the challenge anyway.
And then… Angie.
- Angie – for time
- 100 pull-ups
- 100 push-ups
- 100 sit-ups
- 100 air squats
That’s the Rx/Competitor version. We thankfully had a couple of scale options:
- 60 pull-ups
- 60 push-ups
- 100 sit-ups
- 100 squats
- 50 ring rows
- 50 knee push-ups
- 50 sit-ups
- 50 squats
It’s been a very long time since I recall doing this one. Last time I wrote up doing it was April 2015 and I honestly don’t know what I did as far as reps went, but I have a score written down of 29:08. And Drea said she thought we may have halved the reps – so 50 across the board.
Today I did the Performance level (so 60-60-100-100) and chugged through it. I think I talked through the whole thing too, commenting on the music more than a few times. (It was a Classic Rock mix, so I didn’t complain much until Guns and Roses “Patience” came on. 🙂 )
Some of my pull-ups were a little rough, but I did 60 of them. After that I was slow, but pretty steady. Finished in 23:54. A bit better than a 5 minute PR nearly 3 years later. I’ll take that.
John did the full rep scheme and finished in under 20 I think. He was moving!
May have to take a nap later. 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement along the way, Drea!