Hard Indeed

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I worked out with the 9:30 athletes, led by Coach Deborah.

First, I rested yesterday. Because I wanted to.

Second, I’ll admit that I kinda like when Deborah says, “Good job, Paul!” She quite often looks at me with a look of incredulity, and never was this more so than today whilst I was completing weighted kipping pull-ups.

But first, Lurong Paleo Challenge workout 5.

Metcon “X WOD” (AMRAP – Reps)

8-min AMRAP
15 snatches (95/75/45 & 65/55/35)
15 toes to bar/knees to 90/Abmat sit-ups
12 snatches
12 T2B/K290/sus
9 snatches
9 T2B/K290/sus
6 snatches
6 T2B/K290/sus
3 snatches
3 T2B/K290/sus
6 snatches
6 T2B/K290/sus
9 snatches
9 T2B/K290/sus

There was no way in hell that I was going to complete 95# snatches, as I’m snatched out. Yup, I said that. I’m snatched out. I mistakenly thought knees to elbows were required for level II but knees to 90 was all that was needed. How easy is that? Far too easy.

This was a tough 8 minutes. I completed rounds 15, 12, 9, 6, 3, 6, & 9 and then 8 snatches for a total of 128 reps.

Hard Cindy (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

20-Minute AMRAP of:
5 Weighted pull-ups, 35 pounds
10 Push-ups with feet on 30″ box
15 Squats holding a 45 pound plate

I had planned on doing Cindy X-X-X but at the very last moment changed my mind. I knew going into this that I wasn’t going to achieve a new PR; thus, I didn’t set this as a goal. I completed a mere 12 rounds. Yup, just 12. Okay, that’s nonetheless 60 pull-ups, 120 pushups, and 180 air squats. I completed all rounds of pushups and air squats unbroken. Weighted pull-ups were particularly challenging today as I wore a belt with 35# kettle bell instead of weight vest. BIG mistake. I completed kipping pull-ups, beginning all 12 rounds with no less than 3 unbroken reps. However, I had to kick my legs to kip, something I haven’t done in years, and it took me a a while to find my rhythm. The chain also dug into my inner thighs. Ouch!

I had a massage from Vincent from WODbody Massage, and it was much needed. I am, however, bruised.

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