We don’t fight

Wednesday, March 18

I talked Jeff into working out with me at 11:45 so that we could be partners. Yay! We work very well together, and we complement each other nicely.

Metcon (6 Rounds for reps)
With a partner
1-min rounds
Complete 6 rounds of the following 5 activities:
– Wall ball shots (20/14 & 10/9)
– SDHPs (95/63)
– Box jumps (24/20)
– Push press (75/53)
– Row for calories
Both partners rest 1 min between rounds

Partners alternate activities. For example, Partner A completes wall ball shots, box jumps, row for calories, SDHPs, and push press and Partner B completes SDHPs, push press, wall ball shots, box jumps, and row for calories. Rotate through this sequence 2 additional times.

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Jeff, represented with blue text in the above table, began with wall ball shots. As you can see, I was a little more consistent than Jeff, and he agrees. “I was getting tired,” he said. I completed as many as 15 unbroken wall ball shots, but always rested when Coach Jennifer announced that there was 30 seconds remaining. Uhm, it’s just a workout.

I consistently completed 22 SDHPs, often completing the 22nd rep at the beep of the clock. I missed a box jump the last round; thus the decrease in reps. That’s an average of 35.5 box jumps a minute. Uhm, that’s more than 1 box jump every 2 seconds. Uhm, that’s spectacular. Uhm, no kidding.

You push press 644409_10152738622612196_8058573629339897699_na little more than half of your bodyweight over your head and let me know if it’s exhausting. I was pleased in that I was able to string together more than 15 unbroken reps. Yay! I also worked until the clock beeped, and as I thought I’d only get 1 rep every 2 seconds. I averaged 32 reps a round.

The second row was tough. The last row was tortuous. I closed my eyes I rowed. I grunted, and sweated, and swore. I was delighted that I was able to row 22 calories.

Our scores per round were 125, 141, 121, 135, 117, and 136. The scores were higher for rounds when I completed box jumps. Our total score was 775.

Let me reiterate that I’m not a dick when I partner with someone. I supported and encouraged Jeff, and he supported and encouraged me.

Let me also reiterate that I detest cheaters. If you miss a box jump, don’t count the rep. If you don’t fully extend your hips before jumping off of the box, don’t count the rep. If the barbell doesn’t touch above you clavicle, don’t count the rep. If the medicine ball doesn’t hit the target, don’t count the rep. If you don’t squat below parallel, don’t count the rep. If the C2 monitor displays another calorie after the timer sounds, don’t count the calorie. No one will care what your score is if you cheat.

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