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photoThanks for the rides, Nick, Deborah, and Alexus!

I’ll admit to being a little sore this morning. Completing well over 200 medicine ball cleans makes for very sore quads, hamstrings, and buttocks.

Buttocks is a funny word.

I worked out at 7:30. I had to pretty much force myself to do so. In fact, I had almost convinced myself to stop the workout after having only completed 20 or so burpees.

Complete 50 reps of the following:
— Double unders
— Burpees
— Wall ball shots, 20# & 10′ target
— Back extensions
— Push presses, 45#
— Knees to elbows
— Walking Lunges
— Kettlebell swings, 35#
— Jumping pull-ups
— Box jumps, 24″

‘Twas a roller-coaster ride, I tell you.

I began by completing 50 unbroken double unders. Awesome.

I then completed burpees in 10 sets of 5 reps. Huh? I can usually complete 50 unbroken burpees, but not so today. Uhm, completing well over 200 medicine ball cleans will do that to a fellow.

I’m not a fan of walls. I am a fan of balls. I’m not a fan of wall balls. Ten sets of 5 reps once again. I did, however, hit the damn target each and every rep.

Fifty unbroken back extensions.

Push presses in reps of 20, 15, & 15. How can 45# feel so damned heavy?

Knees to elbows in unbroken, kipping reps of 10, 10, 5, 5, 5, & 4, I attempted a 5th rep but my knees didn’t touch my elbows. I completed the remaining knees to elbows in single reps, although I did remain on the bar for as many as 5 reps at a time.

Walking lunges were miserable. As I was off camera, I can’t see how many I completed each set.

Fifty, 35# kettle bell swings shouldn’t be a problem. It was. I completed in sets of 20, 10, 10, & 10.

Perhaps my only saving grace throughout the workout up until this time is that, even though I completed few reps in many sets, I rested for a very short amount of time between sets.

I almost broke a bone doing jumping pull-ups. I used one of the buckets to stand upon, and it slid out from underneath my feet on 2 separate occasions.

I glanced at the clock. I came to the realization that if I really pushed myself I would be able to complete the workout in fewer than 20 minutes. That was all of the motivation that I needed.

I completed 50 unbroken — and quite fast — box jumps. When all was said and done I felt as if I was going to pass out.

Nineteen minutes and forty-six seconds.


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