Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pipe Slams! Yeah, you heard me

Workout of the Day

WOD 1 – in the morning…

Swing to Front Lever 3 x 6

Bent L sit on parralette 3 x max

WOD 2 – in the afternoon…

Deadlift 5, 5, 3, 3, 1

Bench Press 5, 5, 5, max @ bodyweight

WOD 3 – in the evening…

3 rounds for time:

175 meter tire drag (95#)

20 diagonal pipe slams

20 toes to rings

Totally whiffed on the training split post yesterday… my apologies. Will do my best to get it up tomorrow.

Today’s workouts were a mix of traditional and out of the box. I matched a PR for my deadlift at 455# and managed 22 repetitions on my max bodyweight set of bench. While these are good numbers for me, I still wasn’t feeling all that great. I’m thinking my new schedule of splitting time between the gym and my day job is beginning to catch up with me. My answer was to sneak a power nap from 3.30 to 4.30 before getting on to the crux of the day.

As usual I found myself preferring this more creative brand of training. I’d even go so far as to say that I think this evening’s conditioning session was my favorite workout of the last 6 months. It was really tough, really fun, and really different. Check the video below and keep sending me your storyline submissions!!!


  1. Hey Blair,
    im interested what made you decide to switch to your more recovery intensive 1 on 1 off schedule. very interesting idea and im looking into it for my own training so would appreciate some insight.


    PS awesome metcon i might have to try this one! did you ever do any kind of fighting by the look of those pipe slams you look like that guy fellas wanna avoid being hit by haha!

  2. i am writing and refining my story WOD....which I think I will call "Gold Rush Crush"
    Thanks for inspiring others.....enjoy your day