Workout of the Day
10 minute AMRAP…
5 deadlifts @ 145 kg
50 meters down and back w/ 40 kg sandbag
Today was the first installation of an ongoing challenge between me and Sven in Iceland. We’ve become great friends over the past year and decided at this year’s Games that setting up regular training sessions against one another would be both fun and hugely beneficial. We’re hoping to use this as a platform to encourage others to join, make videos, and further enhance the online community that is building around CrossFit.
This particular workout was my choice, simple and intense. I finished with 8 full rounds plus 1 deadlift. I should have gotten 9 full. The last 3 rounds I was losing my grip on the bar due to the brand new bumper plates I just received from CrossGym in Milan. Spectacular stuff but I neglected to wipe them down before throwing them on the bar so the new rubber grease that coats them kept getting on my hands every time I tightened the collars. Not an excuse, just saying I think the bar could be higher.
The sandbag runs felt easy at first but the slight hill felt steeper and steeper towards the later rounds. I got way out of breath and the bag kept swinging more and more, telling me my core was getting loose. Excited to see what Sven did on this, haven’t heard his numbers yet but I’m sure they’re great. I’m already pumped for the next challenge we throw together.
The link for my half is below.