Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stay in There...but Where?

Today's WOD was very unusual, very weight-lifty, very not my favorite. I also had to crab walk in the warm up. Also not my favorite. For me it feels more like the butt-drag walk all the way across the box.

Today's WOD was called "Stay in There" and consisted of 3 reps of 5 minutes on, 1 minute rest. Using the barbell and the "working weight" of 135# for men and 95# for women, do whatever lifts you can for five minutes. The objective was to keep the bar moving for the entire five minutes, and if we dropped or stopped, we had to do 10 burpees.

Obviously, I am not up to Rx weight yet, and so I worked with 35#. I did a lot of deadlifts, cleans, and back squats. It was just heavy enough--my arms are feeling limp and my quads, hams and abductors are going to be plenty sore tomorrow. Any more weight and I would have been OOC for the day, I think. I ended up dropping twice and having to do 20 burpees total.

My assessment of that WOD--it can go back from whence it came. Effective, perhaps, but not fun. Then again I'm not sure I think of any of these as fun. In the moment I'm always hating life, but later I'm always glad I did it. I guess I'll see tomorrow if it was fun or not.


  1. Stick with it Kelly. Glad to see you aren't afraid to lift heavy. You'll be lean and fit in no time.