It was kind of like a new year's resolution for me and my brother to train together more often this year, something like once a week or once every two weeks. Today was the 5th or 6th time we worked out together =) So we have not been able to stick to the plan. We live about 20 minutes away from each other but all the schedules of work and families are mixing up the time tables every now and then. We have tried but those moments have been rare anyway. Today was one of those valuable moments when I met with my bro for training purposes. And it sure as hell was worth it!
|Bros, 2 x Lamppu|
- Ring muscle-ups
Had to go for false grip and bent arms in the starting position. I didn't dare to swing that much because I was afraid to push my head to the ceiling. That's the reason why I landed in such a deep dip position. Take a look at the recap video so you'll know what I mean. Anyway, the muscle-ups felt effortless in general, felt good!
- Overhead squats
So overhead squats seemed like a good call, especially as that seems to be my brother's strength. Probably his strongest bar movement so I needed some advice on that. This was purely for technique work. Weights were at around 40-50kg.
Metcon. Pair wod, Time 18.57
- As a team, complete the following:
- 50 thrusters, 50kg
- 50 hang power clean, 50kg
- 50 push jerk, 50kg
- 50 front squat, 50kg
- 100 kettlebell swing, 32kg
- On top of every minute, both complete 4 burpees
After thrusters came power cleans, from hang position. I knocked these faster than ever, touch'n'go style each round. Those shoulder-to-overheads were just grinding it through without thinking that much, we were still moving on in 5's. On the front squats we changed the game plan on the fly and completed 10's, then 8's on the next round and finally 7's to finishing it off. Those front squats were light in nature but at this point those started to burn legs too. Especially as there was no time to catch a breath at any point because the clock was running forward. So you better keep on moving constantly. Kettlebell swings progressed in sets of 10 reps.
Feelings after the workout
We had finally done all the work needed at 18.57. Luckily I had the time to push through those last kb swings in time so there didn't come extra 4 burpees. There was a total of 72 burpees done by both of us in the workout. It's sick to get together with my brother and workout. There's no doubt we push each other more in the wods and gain better results by training together. It's a pity we can't find more time for these purposes.
|Bro is ripped at 38 years!|