Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday 09/11/2008

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps of:
American KB Swing
Power Wheel Rollouts (gotta love 'em)

WOD: Charge
100 Pullups
100 Pushups
100 Situps
100 Squats

Complete each exercise before moving on to the next one.

Time: 15:20 (New PR!!!!!)

WOD: Revolution
25 min Spin, followed by -

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of:
1-arm Overhead DB Swing (30#)
Box Jump (24")

Time: 9:42

I smashed my previous "Angie" PB of 19:47 by over four minutes during noon Charge today and was so stoked for the rest of the day! The last time I attempted "Angie" was sometime in December 2008, during one of HyperFit USA's benchmark Sunday workouts. My goal then was to get under twenty minutes and I made it by the skin of my teeth, completing the last squat with just thirteen seconds to spare. I recall that I spent around eight and a half minutes on the pullups then. I was really pumped then as well because I don't think anyone else made it under 20:00 without modifying. So I thought I'd be hard-pressed to do much better today, and was hoping to finish under 18:00.

Today, however, it took me only around six minutes to finish all the pullups (at least clavicle-to-bar, in case you were wondering). I started out with a set of 15, then a couple sets of 10, and did the rest in groups of 5 with very brief pauses in between to chalk up and re-grip. The pushups went by pretty quickly as well. I began with a set of 25, followed by a set of 15, then a set of 11 (I know it's an odd number; there really isn't any good reason for it besides the fact that my arms gave out before I reached 15), which left me with 7 sets of 7 reps. Situps were partitioned into 40-20-20-20, and squats more or less the same. Awesome stuff.

My goal for the next time I do "Angie" will be to get under 15 minutes. I'm also hoping to do "Cindy" (AMRAP in 20 minutes: 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats) sometime to see how that measures up (previous PB was 22 rounds).

"We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
- William E. Gladstone

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