Friday, 9.2.2016 WD:
Death by Squat Cleans
**Rest 2 minutes **
1 Minute Each Round
15 seconds: Max Burpees
45 seconds: rest
**Rest 2 minutes **
:30 work/:30 rest
When I die, I’m hoping that it’s isn’t by squat cleans. Just something peaceful, and like Jacqueline Kennedy with her books around her. Though my books would be my cook books. I’d also like to be eating a pu-pu platter and/or Cheetos when that time comes. I kind of doubt those menu items were in Jacqueline Kennedy’s room.
Anyway, for the WOD: in Death by Squat Cleans, the first minute you have one minute to complete one squat clean; the second minute to complete two squat cleans; third minute to complete three squat cleans, and so on until you can’t complete the required number of squat cleans in that particular minute. I was hoping to make it to eight squat cleans. I made it to 6 plus 5, for a total of 26 reps. I could have completed the final set to make it to 7, but only had 3 seconds to do two more squat cleans. So close! But definitely something to shoot for next time. My legs were on fire by the time this part was done.
Burpees. Eewwww. Really? For this portion of the WOD the standard was to get 7 burpees done in each 15 second set.
And I just laughed and laughed.
I’m not synonymous with the word “quick,” so I was thinking that 4 at best in 15 seconds was what I was going to do. I totally surprised myself after the first set when I got 6. Where did that come from? Second set came and I was thinking, “Who is this person moving so fast?” Got another 6 burpees in in that set. Third set came and I got 7! Whoa, that was a nice surprise. I ended up getting 7 burpees again on the last round, but for the other sets I kept it consistent at 6.
The last part of the WOD was an ab-smash and I did a movement I’ve never done before, the Founder. You stand with your feet wide apart, bend forward like a good morning, and your arms are extended out. It’s like your arms and butt are reaching in opposite directions as you bend forward. You hold it for 30 seconds, which doesn’t sound that long, but once you’re in that position it feels like 30 minutes. With my arms reaching out and wide open, I felt like I was welcoming my 6-pack abs, which I know is somewhere out there. Come home to mama!