I joined the 9:30 group, led by Coach Deborah. ‘Twas much fun!
5 reps @ 65, 75, & 85% of 1RM
I completed sets at 90, 105, & 120#. And to think, 120# used to be a struggle — and my 1RM. That’s not to say that 120# didn’t feel heavy. I wisely choose to break up last 5 reps into sets of 3 & 2.
In preparation for upcoming 31 Heroes WOD, I’ll be programming lots of practice climbing the rope. Today I attempted — and successfully completed — first ever 15′ legless rope climb. It was easier than I thought it was going to be. It took me about 6 seconds to climb the rope.
10 OH walking lunges (45#)
10 alternating arm plate pushups
10 box jumps with plate
Thus, a 45# plate was used for all activities. My goal was to complete all rounds of reps unbroken. I almost didn’t accomplish this goal. Wow, imagine that!
There was nothing about this workout that felt easy today. Lunges were challenging. I completed 5 up and 5 back, ensuring that I was indeed alternating legs and completing 5 lunges/leg. Plate pushups were the most challenging, and by the sixth round I thought, for one brief desolate moment, that I’d have to rest between reps. I didn’t have to. Yay!
Thirty-three inch box jumps felt like they were 39″ high. Seriously. I certainly didn’t rebound off of the bottom, but did complete box jumps quickly. Of the three activities, box jumps were the easiest.
After completing 6 rounds and before beginning 10 lunges I thought, “There’s not going to be enough time to get in any box jumps after lunges and pushups. Instead of lunging forward and then back, just keep lunging.” And that’s what I did. However, there was still 7 seconds left on the clock when I completed last pushups — but not a box to be had! Dammit!