This WoD played tricksies with me.  It’s the ones that surprise you that are the hardest.

On paper, looked like a simple strength workout. Turned out to be an endurance workout.  

A) Squat clean – 10min working to a heavy single


B) 10 min AMRAP
5 Squat Cleans 135/95
7 pullups
12 Double unders

For the first part, I went at my own pace, I think a bit too slow.  I started out doing a couple reps at 65# to warm up then went 75#, 85#, 90#, 95#, 100#, 105# and didn’t get a chance to get up to 110#.  Then we switched plates and went to the 2nd part of the workout.  I had initially thought 75# for the WoD, but Jarrod encouraged me to go heavier.  So I did the WoD at 85#.

Going in, I was worried about the cleans and since I have really strong legs, I was surprised that the squats were the most difficult part of the movement. Once I cleaned and got into the squat position, it took all my energy to stand back up again.  I had to take 10-15 second breaks in between each list for the last sets of clean squats.  I used a green and blue band for the pull-ups.  They were fairly easy and the double-unders were fine.

Swimming tomorrow.  Private session with Jarrod on Sunday.  Working on clean and jerks.

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