I worked out at 6 this morning, and the session was led by Coach Nick!
11 Chest-To-Bar Pull-ups
2 Deadlifts, 315#
10 Handstand Push-ups
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