It was a day off for Pauliina as well so we had the chance to hit the gym during the day. Toni was working but managed to join us quite early. We met at the gym at 1.00 pm for a pair wod. Warming up just to get prepared for the chipper that was ahead of us. No strength today, I knew it's better to leave heavy barbells alone today. It's been a lot of work lately so it was about time to take a metcon with bodyweight and light weights only.
Chipper. Together with Toni
- 100 double unders
- 40 power cleans, 60kg
- 80 push-ups
- 40 deadlifts, 60kg
- 80 box jumps, 61cm
- 40 back squats, 60kg
- 100 double unders
- On start of every minute, both athletes perform 4 burpees
I relied completely on Toni to come up with a good plan of a pair wod for us. I was ready for anything, didn't have any specific plans for today. The only thing I spiced it up with was the burpees. 4 reps on top of every minute. The workout started with 4 burpees and every time the minute changed we both got down to complete 4 burpees. Only after both had done them, it was okay to continue on the chipper. It doesn't matter at what point of the chipper we were on, as long as minute changed, we stopped the workout and completed burpees. That's kind of a sick twist.
If you've done Air Force workout, you know what I'm talking about. It changes the nature of the workout quite dramatically. That's because if you give slack to yourself, the clock doesn't and there's simply more burpees to be done. So you better get your ass moving and try to be as fast and effective at all times of the workout.
For me this was a good breather. Without the burpees it would probably have turned out a little too short and easy but the burpees made it interesting. It wasn't too bad, I was able to keep a good pace throughout the workout and felt good (in the discomfort zone) all the way. None of the movements produced any problems and I was able to chip them away as planned when it was my turn. We divided the movements in small pieces to prevent the other guy from resting too much and that proved to be a good decision. In pair wods I'd like to see both doing a lot of work and not resting too much.
This was the only workout of the day, just some ring extensions in the end to fool around. Toni, you could throw in some of your thoughts of the chipper? By the way, I'll post some thoughts about the past year tomorrow. In the mean while, I want to wish you all a happy new year!!!