There was a bit of snow in London yesterday. Though its all melted away today, the winter chill remains. Nothing like a WOD to fight the cold — although I was feeling a little out of it before the workout. I blame it all on my scarf — anyone else feel a bit choked while wearing scarves? I always tie ’em up loosely, but somehow they still don’t feel that comfortable. Five years of experiencing winter means that I don’t always feel like passing out, but I still do every now and then.
All of it went away when the clock hit 1930 though, thankfully, as it was time for the workout.
Overhead Squats 30 kgs
4 min AMRAP —
7 KB snatch right arm (12 kgs)
7 KB snatch left arm (12 kgs)
7 knees to chest
1 minute max burpees
3x (total of 15 mins work)
Snatch 3×3(45 kgs)
Front Squat as many reps as possible (57.5 kgs, 16 reps)
10 min AMRAP
14 KB swings – strictly vertical (24kgs)
My workout was a lot like my last one from Saturday, 7 KB snatches each arm less the pull ups this time so I thought I would get close to my 6+ rounds. I knew topping that would be tough as there are burpees sandwiched between each 4 minute effort. As expected, those burpees made everything twice as hard. I had to focus on hips for the snatch and a bit for the burpees so I could get up properly so that really wore me out. I’m happy to report though that was used to be knees up are now almost Knees to Chest — progress! I completed 6 rounds + 9 KB snatches (one more KB than last Saturday) and a 13, 11 and 12 burpees respectively.
Also, about two weeks ago I failed to do one 35kg overhead squat, and today I did 3 sets of 2 reps at 30kgs. If we had incremental weights I think I would’ve gotten that 35kgs this time.
Allan’s shoulders have been giving him problems for the past 2 days and it nearly stopped him attending tonight’s session. He’s recovered a bit more though, completing 5 rounds on the WOD…and he seems pretty happy with it considering his condition.