Upside down 6

Wednesday, September 16

I worked out with the 9:30 athletes and was once again delighted that Jeff was able to join me! Coach Jen led the session, and it was fun.

Tabata This! (5 Rounds for reps)
Tabata Row 
Rest 1 minute 
Tabata Squat 
Rest 1 minute 
Tabata Pull-up 
Rest 1 minute 
Tabata Push-up 
Rest 1 minute 
Tabata Sit-up   

Tabata score is the least number of reps performed in any of the eight intervals.  Unit for the row is “calories”.  Post Tabata score for each exercise as Reps and total those for final score as Total Reps.

In the past I’ve made the mistake of not reviewing prior performance, so I made sure that I recorded score of last time I completed.

Uhm, but for whatever reason I recorded a “6” as a “9.” This may have worked to my advantage or disadvantage. Read on.

I recorded the following:
row – 9
squat – 18
pull-up – 9
pushup – 13
sit-up – 10

I had rowed 6 and not 9 calories, as mentioned, when I completed this workout over a year ago. I rowed 7 calories the first round and was very disappointed, as I wanted to at least match my previous score. I rowed 7 calories the remaining rounds. I thought, “I’m already 2 in the hole” when in fact I was already ahead by 1. My next thought was, “Complete 20 reps for air squats to come out even.”

And that’s what I did. I had at least 3 seconds remaining each round and could’ve probably completed 21 or even 22 reps. Mary-Ann complimented my air squats after the workout saying, “You were so fast! I couldn’t stop looking at you.” Uhm, she couldn’t stop looking at my ass. I know it, she knows it, the world knows it. Ha!

Thus, I was already ahead by 2 whilst thinking I was even. This certainly motivated me to work hard for the remainder of the workout.

I set a goal to complete 10 pull-ups and did indeed do so, completing the first 5 rounds in unbroken reps, round 6 and 7 in reps of 7 and 3, and the last round in reps of 6, 2, and 2.

And then I got greedy. Yup, I got greedy. i set a goal to complete 15 pushups and did so the first 5 rounds. I was then only able to complete 14 reps rounds 6 and 7 and only 13 the last round. Dammit. I should’ve and probably could’ve completed 14 reps each round.

I set a goal to complete 12 sit-ups each round. ‘Twas a struggle, but I managed to do so. My abs were on fire when I finished!

Score | 7 + 20 + 10 + 13 + 12 = 62

That’s a PR by 6 reps! Even I’m impressed!

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