I heart burpees!

Nick led the 6 am session. I sent him a text letting him know what a great coach he is!

Deadlift (Ladder @ 45-50% of 1RM)

I lifted 185#. I honestly didn’t know how this was going to play out, thinking that some might make it through 20 rounds. Even though I wasn’t coaching it became apparent that nothing good could come from doing more than 120 reps, i.e., though minute 15, so I called it at the 10-min mark.

I worked out in 7303 and was closest to the garage door; thus, my back was turned to everyone. Steve Dodge and I were neck and neck for the first 10 or so rounds, often finishing our last reps of the round at about the same time. Unbeknownst to me Dianne was watching me and pacing her lifts based upon my performance. I’m pretty sure she was looking at my ass the entire time. I mean, who wouldn’t? She’s very smart. She and I, along with a couple of others, completed though round 15 and in unbroken reps. The last few reps of the rounds of 13, 14, & 15 felt like 1RM attempts. You could tell by my grunts.

Flat back, neutral neck. Yup, that.

That’s 120 deadlifts. Let’s have fun with math.

120 x 185 = 22,200#
22,200 ÷ 143 (bw) = 155

Math isn’t really all that much fun.

Metcon (Time)

20-10-20 burpee toes to bar
10-20-10 DB burpee

Twenty burpee toes to bar and 10 dumbbell burpees the first round. Get it? Good. Going on.

For an added challenge I used 44# kettle bells. To make the workout even more challenging I kept hands on kettle bells for burpee reps. That’s tough on the wrists, folks.

Dianne was to my immediate right and facing me (as I faced the wall). We began at the same pace but then I, well, dropped her like a bug. A pretty bug, you know, like a ladybug. Burpee toes to bar presented little challenge and I completed all rounds of reps unbroken. Kettle bell burpees were a b!tch, and whilst I did complete all rounds unbroken it was muy dificil to do so.

I was a sweaty, blathering mess when all was said and done.

Time = 9:50

Jeff completed the workout with the 5:15 athletes and finished 10 seconds faster than did I. This makes me very happy, as I know he doesn’t cheat.

Uhm, but he said he should’ve used heavier dumbbells.

And I agree.

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