And a little burpee treat…


Last night I checked out the WOD and it was:

(A) 10 min to find a heavy set of 5 deadlifts

(B) AMRAP 12 @55#

  • 12 deadlifts
  • 6 hang cleans
  • 12 shoulder to overhead

AWESOME!  That looked like a great workout.  The weight was relatively “light” and it seemed like a solid workout.  And then I noticed a tiny little bottom of the workout with an (*):

*5 burpees at the top of each minute

What the what?  OH GOD.  And guess what, it was as awful as you think it was.

Part A was interesting.  I wanted to get over 200# and went with 205#.  Started at 135#, then 165#, 185#, 205#.  The first lift was the hardest one, but once you got into a rhythm, it seemed to get better.  205# was a challenge, but I think I could have gone heavier.  Alas, I ran out of time.

Now for the no good, terrible AMRAP.  Glen suggested that we scale the burpees, but I decided to stick with 5.  After the 3rd round of burpees at 5, I bumped down to 3 burpees from the 4th minute on.  If I had stuck with 5, it would have taken me at least 30 seconds to do them and recover enough to lift the bar.  The first round was fine, I moved at a good pace.  After the 205# deadlifting, 55# seemed like a treat.  That didn’t last for too long combined with the burpees.  It was an evil little workout.  I only ended up getting 4+8 and was completely fried by the end.

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