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.