Sunday, May 22, 2011

Regional WODs 1 & 2

Workout of the Day

WOD 1 – in the morning…

1000 meter run

30 HSPU

1000 meter row

WOD 2 – in the afternoon…

1 thruster every :30

Begin at 155 lb and add 10 lb per set until failure

Today was my last day training before a rest week, so I took the opportunity to try WODs 1 and 2 from the upcoming regionals. Nothing too unexpected here other than that the first one is all about the handstand pushups. You might think that the running and rowing would balance things out for taller folks a bit, but that’s not the case. If you smash HSPUs you will smash this workout. A group of us did this in Old Sacramento on the boardwalk amidst passing tourists, and Justin from East Sac took home the best time at 8:09. I was next at 8:54.

After burning things out on the rower, I really didn’t feel much like doing max effort clean/thrusters, but the thruster ladder turned out to be pretty fun. 1 rep every 30 seconds isn’t too fast a pace and the early lifts give you enough of a warm up to be prepared for the heavier loads later on. I wound up hitting 255# and missing 265# for my last attempt. I think this is doable when it comes time for the real deal in 2 weeks.

Resting up this week before the final push, hope everyone out there is starting to enjoy their summers. Keep voting for the storyline videos, only a week left until a winner is announced.

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