Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Barbell Complex

Workout of the Day
10 minute AMRAP:
10 power clean
10 push press
10 front squat
All lifts are 135#
This is a classic barbell complex that turned out to be much harder than anticipated.  Nothing exotic about it, just plain and hard.  I found the cleans to be the easiest portion by far.  By the second round the push presses and squats were getting broken up in sets of 5 and I was pouring sweat.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a WOD like this can elevate your heartrate and get you dripping.  I did this with the 6:30 class at the gym so it was extra fun—nice to work alongside the members and draw inspiration from them.  I finished with 4 rounds plus 19 reps.  5 is definitely possible.
Tomorrow I’m hoping to get out and do a swim WOD at the lake.  Hopefully the body isn’t too banged up from today.


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  2. After long absence (had a half marathon coming up) from crossfit I did this yesterday w/ two 1.5 pood-kettlebells. Front rack was a joke. 3 rds+3 cleans.