Team WODs have been hit and miss with the craziness of soccer this season, but AJ and I made it in today despite the chaos.
The day started with my writing “seminar” at the box, with an attendance of one. 🙂 Drea, AJ, and I had a great chat though that lasted a good hour. It was wide ranging, covering everything from writing to podcasting and social media. Though I was prepared to talk about the writing and blogging portions, I was surprised at how much AJ contributed to the conversation around social media, YouTube, and podcasting. It was eye opening. 🙂
After that though, it was time for a crazy team WOD. We had a small turnout – a few more than a dozen folks maybe. We started with a fun Indian run where we all ran in a line and the first person in line had to jog backwards to the back of the line over and over again. We only went 400m, but it was a casual pace and entertaining from start to finish with a mix of kids and adults running forward and back. 🙂
Back inside, we did a combination of PVC pipe pass-thrus, air squats, burpees, and some push press skill work before breaking into teams of three.
I worked with Steve & Mike (Lisa Grant’s husband who joined us this morning), and AJ worked with Karen & Lisa Stamos. I think there were 4 or 5 teams all together, and Jimmy put together an entertaining WOD for the day:
- 3 person teams, 15 second AMRAP for 80 cycles (20 minutes)
- Working one at a time, each team member worked for 15 seconds at a movement. When they were done, the next team member did the next movement in the sequence. And when the 2nd person was done, the third member would do the next movement… the 1st person would then do the next one in the cycle.
- Wall Balls (we did 20#)
- Assault Bike for calories
- Push Press (Mike and I did #75 and Steve did 65#)
- Ab-mat sit-ups
I have no idea how far we got and I will admit to getting lost a couple of rounds in, but eventually I got back on track. Mike started with push-ups, which meant I did wall balls and Steve did the bike and then we were all over the place.
Honestly, everything felt fine (even 15 seconds of the assault bike), but push-ups were the hardest part of the whole thing for me. I think I was shooting for 8-10 reps on everything but the assault bike (couldn’t read the display and wasn’t paying attention to how many calories).
I will say that 30 seconds of rest after 15 seconds of work was an interesting set-up. Reminded me a bit of a Tabata (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, for four minutes). Definitely sweating pretty good by the time we were about halfway in!
I didn’t mind a short team WOD today – was a nice change of pace from some of the 30-45 minute workouts we’ve had in the past!
Thanks Jimmy! And thanks Drea for a good chat before. Hopefully it helped!