Saturday, November 28, 2009
The workout (prescribed weight)
100 meter farmers walk with 80lbs DB's
100 double unders
30 clean and jerks with 185lbs
100 double unders
100 meters farmers walk with 80lbs DB's
Blair had to perform the workout a couple days earlier because he was headed off to Switzerland for the weekend, so we were able to have something to push for. His final time was 14:23, pretty damn impressive for such an involved workout. Check out his write-up and video HERE.
Five of us gathered in at Balance Gym and got prepared, myself, Ori, Steve, Dan and Reggie were set up for the workout and good ol' Mike was in charge of the times and the camera. Steve, Dan and myself used the prescribed weight (except we did 85lbs on the walk because we don't have 80's...) and Ori and Reggie used 75's and 160 and 135 on the clean and jerk respectively. This one was tough. I struggled through the double unders the first round, then found a comfortable rhythm with the clean and jerk. My legs had nothing, so much so that I resorted to a split clean and split jerk after about 15 reps or so. I will be posting up another post this weekend about over training, something I feel I may be teetering with as I am really struggling with recovery. But the workout was a great test of being able to endure a heavy weight with very technical movements, combined with the ability to stay light and agile with the double unders and keep full support of the body through the walks. I ended up finishing in 18:35, Reggie in 18:32, Steve in 19:02 and Dan, tore it up with a solid 14:55. Ori struggled with a exertion migraine right off the bat and wisely pulled out of the workout before it got too serious. Later on in the day I took a bunch of my baseball guys through the workout as well, you'll see them mixed in the video. Everyone really pushed with this one and seemed to really enjoy it.
Video will be posted later today or tomorrow.
Never Stop, GET FIT.
Posted by Josh Courage at 2:16 PM