Burpee Electric Chair

Now we return to our more or less regularly scheduled
programming. With all that has been going on, I am finally starting to feel
better after Gravenhurst.  That race took
a lot out of me and my body has not been feeling right.  My shoulder is slowly feeling better and I
really want to try and get focused for the Half Marathon in October. Speaking
of Half Marathons, one of the CrossFit Games events involves a Half Marathon
Row and I am kind of intrigued by it. If an open gym slot pops up on Sunday, I
might just give it a go. 21,000m Row, sounds like fun. Hatch has been
maintaining weight in the Squats as we enter week 2, but my hips are still
‘tired’ so depth should be interesting.

Warm-up ‘A’
50m Sprint
10 Push-ups
10 Squats
10 Lunges
50m Sprint
10 Push-ups
10 Squats
10 Lunges
50m Sprint
50 DUs

I was feeling pretty good as we started working in Hatch
week 2. I’m not saying that it didn’t ‘hurt’ a bit while trying to find the
bottom of my Back Squat, but that’s what’s required to get better. We loaded up
for the series and just like last week the Front Squat seemed to have more
depth and power.

Hatch Week 2 Day 1
Every 2 minutes for 8 minutes
1×10 @205lbs
1×8 @225lbs
1×6 @240lbs
1×6 @250lbs
1×6 @260lbs


Every 90s for 5 minutes
5 @135lbs

Now I’m not sure how many times I’ve said it, but Birthday
WODs are going to be the end of me. Today we were celebrating Sean’s birthday
and boy, oh boy it was a doozy. It was a complex for 15 minutes followed by DUs
and your score was the number of DUs that you hit. Attempts do NOT count for
this one. Grrreeeeaaaaatttt.

21 – 15 – 9 Reps of
Hang Power Snatch (@95lbs)
Deficit Push-ups (2x45lb Plates)
Jump Squats 

Deficit Push-ups are friggin hard. They add a whole new
dimension to that range of motion and I did struggle a bit making sure that me
core was tight and that I wasn’t bowing. 
The weight I was working at started off fine, but by about rep 17 it was
very hard. I think I was a bit hit-and-miss with my pulls because sometimes the
bar floated up (which is the right way) and others it was a struggle.  I need to focus on getting my hips through
and being patient. I made it to the DUs and even managed to knock off 26 of

1000m Row

This is where the night took a left turn and I got into
Jillian sized trouble. I was so excited thinking about the 21,000m Row that
might happen on Sunday and the 1,000m Cash-out that I forgot to put my weights
and plates away. Crazy eh? Worst part is that they got in the way of the next
class.  Now I was ready to perform my
Burpee punishment, but I definitely did not agree with the math. 20 Burpees for
each piece of equipment (fair). Counting the barbell and each plate on it separately,
well that’s up for debate. I complained for the required 10 seconds and then
sucked it up and started my Burpees. If you get Burpees, just get them done.

After the 100, there was no B-WOD and I was pretty gooey. All
in all, even though I HATE Burpees, I think the 100 was good for me.


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