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
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.