I worked out at 6 this morning, and the session was led by Coach Nick!

Zimmerman (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
25-Minute AMRAP of: 
11 Chest-To-Bar Pull-ups 
2 Deadlifts, 315# 
10 Handstand Push-ups

In honor of U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant James R. Zimmerman, 25, of Aroostook, Maine, died on November 2, 2010
To learn more about Zimmerman click here.

Hero WODs are never easy.

My goal was to complete all C2B pull-ups in unbroken reps and to have no failed attempts for any of the three activities. I knew that in order to achieve this goal I would have to remain focused and to work at a steady pace.

This was a very loooooong 25 minutes.

Uhm, I lost focus for one brief moment at the start of the 3rd round and my chest didn’t touch the bar. Dammit. I did, however, complete 11 unbroken reps. Did I achieve my goal? Uhm, nope, because I failed the first rep even though I did complete 11 unbroken C2B pull-ups.

Chest to bar pull-ups presented little challenge, HSPUs became challenging as the workout progressed, and deadlifts were difficult from start to finish. I was deadlifting 85% of 1RM and 220% of bodyweight. I set my weightlifting belt over the barbell so that I’d remember to wear it for deadlifts.

The barbell was set up in front of the pull-up bar. It was as if the barbell was taunting me as I was completing pull-ups. As I was facing the barbell whilst completing HSPUs I felt as if the bar continued to taunt me. At the beginning of the 6th or 7th round I actually thought that I wouldn’t be able to deadlift the bar. Yup, I thought that. Fortunately I was able to complete all reps.

I completed the first round of HSPUs in unbroken reps and completed many of the rounds in unbroken reps of 6 & 4. By the last round I found it necessary to complete the last 3 reps as singles, as I didn’t want any failed attempts.

I had completed 8 rounds with a minute remaining. I quickly completed 11 pull-ups. I quickly dropped from the bar and completed a deadlift, but I didn’t stop to put on my weightlifting belt. The lift didn’t feel all that wonderful so even though there were 5 seconds remaining, i.e., enough time for another lift, I didn’t attempt.

I’m smart like that.

Total = 8 rounds + 12 reps
99 C2B pull-ups
17 315# deadlifts
80 HSPUs


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