Sunday, November 8, 2009

Back to the Burcht

So this morning I got up early, dragged my neighbor with me, and went to the Burcht (12th century citadel in Leiden). Feeling rested from the last few days and with my new sandbags ready to be used, I constructed a workout that ended up being really really cool.
3 rounds for time:
10 burpee box jumps
10 sandbag squats (40 kg)
5 m rope climb
5 m anchor pull (40 kg)
I finished in 9:47 and had a ton of fun. I think I could have gone for 5 rounds, honestly. My legs felt strong, and the climb was no problem. The only difficult movement was the anchor pull. There was a ton of lower back and hamstrings involved in this movement, and I was remembering the fireman challenge in Berlin while doing it. 40 kg is a lot of weight to pull 5 meters, and the ledge kept getting in the way only making things more difficult. Overall it was a great workout and a beautiful crisp morning to be out of the apartment. Everyone else was heading to church, and I was breaking a sweat. The video link is below.


  1. Beautiful wod there Blair! I hope you are enjoying europe!


  2. Thanks Rob. Doing my best to get around. Tried to check out your site the other day but couldn't get to the blog page. Probably because I can't decipher the German instructions. Anyways, good to hear from you. Hope all is still clicking in Ansbach!