Today was a tight schedule day. There wasn't much time to hang around so I wrote this workout in a bit different way, taking these circumstances into account. I've been trying to squeeze some time off of my sessions lately and succeeded in it pretty nicely too.
- 0:00 - 10:00, 10min amrap of:
- 5 pull-ups
- 10 push-ups
- 15 kettlebell swings @ 24kg
- 20 air squats
- Result, 280 reps (5 rounds + 15 kb swings)
- 10:00 - 20:00
- Build up to a heavy single
- Result: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 63, 65kg
- 20:00 - 30:00, 10min amrap of:
- 5 power cleans @ 70kg
- 10 dips
- 15 box jumps
- Result, 95 reps (5 rounds + 5 cleans)
Practically without any warm-up I started working for this wod. Just opened some hips for 2-3 minutes before tapping the timer on. I would never do that in a workout with heavy weights or if top of the notch mobility was needed (like I even had it =D). However, the idea was that the first piece is mostly bodyweight stuff which is easy to begin with.
It was something that reminded benchmark workout Cindy. Upgraded it with kettlebell swings, 1.5pood bell. 10 minute amrap of these four elements. It took something like 1.30min on the first round, then 1:40 - 1:55 on the following rounds. Unbroken on each movement. Got 20 air squats shy of 6 full rounds.
It was awkward to move to the weightlifting platform right after metcon. Even though I have done crossfit for 3 years, this type of arrangement was not familiar to me. It was nice to see that even though I didn't do warm-up specifically, going for squat snatches after this metcon my hips and shoulders were well prepared, open and ready for action. Didn't feel tight at all, from anywhere in my body.
I didn't pay that much attention to the clock, just climbed up little by little doing singles from the very beginning. First lift felt somehow off but then I got them rolling well. Maybe the first lift felt funny after having my heart rate up still. Had one miss on the heaviest load at 65kg. I shook my hands and took another shot at it, and got it up. This was a good result for me.
As funny as it was to go after snatch singles after metcon, it was as funny to start another metcon right after the last snatch. I just changed my shoes back to Nano's, changed the plates to 70kg and started pulling. Went unbroken on each element in this one too. This was physically more demanding than the first metcon. Cleans made me breath heavy, dips burned my shoulders, chest and triceps. And box jumps are always a good one to burn legs and lungs. This was a good 30min workout!