Burpees, I think I hate you.
I know, hate is such a strong word. Let’s just say I extremely dislike them, especially during weeks (like this week) that are so burpee heavy. Here’s hoping next week isn’t so burpee crazy (ha!).
Before the burpees, were the Hang Power Snatches. Something new I learned: “power” lifts are where you do not catch the bar in a full squat position. That means “power” moves are usually harder and require lower weight. A Hang Power Snatch is where you start your lift from the knee height, then catch the bar high and not in a full squat. For someone who usually struggles getting into a deep squat for any lifting move, I was now struggling not going into a full squat, go figure.
I kept my weight light for the Hang Power Snatches and maxed out at 40lbs for my three sets of three.
Enter: Burpee fun.
Our Friday WOD:
- 20 m bear crawl
- 3 dead lifts
- 10 lateral burpees over bar
- 5 RFT (rounds for time)
The bear crawl was harder than I was expecting. We had to get down on all fours with straight arms and legs then crawl from one cone to another and back. I couldn’t figure out how to do this with any sort of speed. How does one crawl fast on all fours?! Our coach warned us ahead of time that the first two of the bear crawl would feel good, then by the third round we would be cursing it. Since the bear crawl followed the burpees, I was happy to switch from one to the other. Out of the two, I’d say the bear crawl was the lesser of two evils.
The dead lifts followed the bear crawls. My hands were so beat up from doing the bear crawls on the parking lot asphalt, that they almost burned when I grabbed the bar. Ouch. In other news, I broke 100 for the dead lift for the first time – score!
And then there were the burpees. Ugh. “Lateral burpees” meant we had to jump over our bar between each burpee. So we would do a burpee, jump to the left over the bar, go down down for another, come up, jump over the bar to the right, get down for another, etc. etc. We did that 10 times before returning to the bear crawls. I started cursing the burpees during round 1.
We repeated the WOD 5 times, then called time. I called at 8:31.
(p.s. Jole KILLED it! She’s my daily CrossFit inspiration!)
Awesome WOD today! (minus the burpees 😉 )
What’s your least favorite workout move?
In the bowl:
- 1 apple
- ricotta cheese
- fig preserves
- almond butter
- Erewhon Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal