Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14 WOD: Annie

A. Strength/Skill

3 sets:

8-12 Barbell Bulgarian split squat
Rest 30 seconds
1 minute handstand hold (unbroken or accumulated)
Rest 3 minutes

B. Metcon


Double unders
Sit ups

I used a 35 lb bar for the split squats. They were weird and a little bit hard for someone who's had zero workout for 2 weeks. I did the handstand holds unbroken, since I thought it would be a hassle to come down and then go back up again. As for the metcon, I have yet to do Annie in under 15 minutes.

My score: 20 DUs + 8 sit ups

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26 WOD: Plyo + running

Summer has definitely arrived and the headache I got from running under the sun is solid proof.

A. Active dynamics (4 laps each)

1. High knees
2. Butt kicks
3. Deons
4. Skips
5. Back pedal
6. Carioca
7. Lunges
8. Burpee broad jumps
9. Forward hops
10. Double leg zigzag forward hops
11. Single leg zigzag forward hops

B. Strength/Skill

Split squats with kettlebells, 3 x 10 each leg


20 minutes running clock

400m run
Max reps jumping squats

At 4 minutes:
400m run
Max reps box jumps

At 8 minutes:
400m run
Max reps V-ups

At 12 minutes:
400m run
Max reps box jumps

At 16 minutes:
400m run
Max reps jumping squats

It took us about 45 minutes to finish all the active dynamics drills so we didn't get a chance to do the split squats and we went straight to the metcon.

In other news, the box is moving to a new location this Saturday and I feel a bit sad. I still remember the very first time I walked through the intimidating red doors of the box. Lots of things have happened, lots of changes have taken place since then. Like Samantha said in SATC, "A lot of shit went down in this place. Attention must be paid."

What may be the last time we get a picture here :(

My score: 38

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24 WOD: 4 x 7

We warmed up with some handstand holds and Coach Jordan had us practice shifting our weight from hand to hand, as if doing a handstand walk. He also had us practice strict mini-handstand push ups where we were to try to touch the top of our head on a stack of plates. I think I'm getting there.


14 minutes AMRAP

7 burpees
7 ring dips
7 pull ups

I did pike push ups and parallette dips.

My score: 5 + 4 pike push ups

Friday, March 21, 2014

March 21 WOD: Open 14.4

I almost flaked again after watching the Open workout announcement.

Josh Bridges and Scott Panchik faced off for the fourth Open workout. You know, I never realized how cute (and hot) Josh Bridges was until I watched the video introducing him.

There were only two rowers left at the box, and we let the ones registered in the Open use them. For the non-competitors, Coach Jordan let us choose between an 800m run and 60 burpees. And of course I chose the run. Lesser of two evils. I finished the run in about 4 minutes but it took me forever to get those 50 TTBs, and when I'd finished them there was only about 1 1/2 minutes left, during which I was able to do 14 wall balls.

My score: 124 (7 kg MB)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20 WOD: Double EMOM


EMOM x 12 minutes: Choice of clean and jerk or thruster

2 reps of chosen barbell movement

Rest exactly 5 minutes, then

B. Metcon

EMOM x 12 minutes

20 double unders
Max reps push ups

I chose to do C&J for the first part of the WOD (I mean, who would choose thrusters, right?). During the metcon I skipped maybe 2 rounds because I couldn't complete the 20 DUs in time.

My score: 2040 (C&J); 68 push ups