I was awake well before 6 am and the weather was overcast yet cool, I took Luke for a long walk. He’s the world’s best mascot. True story.
I coached the 9:45 session and attended the 11 session, coached by none other than Jeff!
24-Minute Tabata (1-minute rest between activities)
Choose 5 of the following activities:
- Pushups or muscle-ups
- Sumo dead-lift high pulls (65/45)
- Toes to bar or toes through rings
Plate press (45/25)Pushup
- Back extensions
Complete 4-minute Tabata (20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest) of each of the 5 chosen activities, recording reps after each interval. Score = total number of reps.
Rest 1 minute between activities. Nonetheless, quickly transition from one activity to the next.
The clock will continue to run an additional 5 minutes (including minute rest) for a total of 29 minutes for any athlete who would like to complete 6 activities.
This was tough, as I knew it was going to be. I was surprised, however, by the activities that presented the biggest challenge.s
I decided to focus on the core. Duh.
I began with GHD back extensions, for no other reason than to get them out of the way. As you can see from the below chart, things started off fine. I completed all rounds unbroken.
Ring dips, however, kinda sorta fell apart. Huh?
I used 65# for SDHP. As with most rounds, it started off feeling easy and got progressively much more difficult. Nonetheless, I remained consistent. Jeff reminded me to get my elbows high. I completed all rounds unbroken.
Toes through rings, an activity that I usually excel at, were pure sh!t. My forearms were aching.
Pushups went okay, although I certainly didn’t complete any round but the first unbroken.
While I did complete all rounds of Abmat sit-ups (there was no way in hell that I was going to end with GHD sit-ups), my abs ached. How can titanium ache? Strange.
The LivingSocial Boot Camp deal was finally announced yesterday, and over 40 folks have already purchased. I have a very good feeling about this!
|GHD back extensions||14||12||13||14||12||14||13||15||107|
|Toes through Rings||10||10||7||6||7||5||5||5||55|