After a month on the road, I’m thrilled to have been back in town long enough to lead up three consecutive classes.ÔøΩ ÔøΩSadly, my blogging about those classes has been far less consistent. So, to catch this site up to real life, a quick run through the past week:
I’d been wanting to try that for a while, and was lucky enough to have a couple of other suckers, er, ‘fitness enthusiasts’ willing to join in the fray.ÔøΩÔøΩ
It was bad, though not nearly as bad as I’d feared.ÔøΩ Light enough, in fact, that we got to work our way through snatch progressions and form practice fairly extensively.
Started the day off with a round of Tabata squats, which my quads still haven’t forgotten.ÔøΩ Then onto a variant of the WOD, compounding the three exercises into a single chained movement:
Squat Clean -> Front Squat -> Overhead Press
Graham showed off some great form on his first pass at cleans, while Marshall scored bonus points by not only adding overhead squats at the end of the chain on the first set, but also hitting a new PR on the clean (115#) with the second set, followed by yet another PR on the clean with the third (135#).
Remind me again why we thought 7:00am was a reasonable time for a class?ÔøΩ I work in film damnit.ÔøΩ We’re night people.
Nonetheless, there’s nothing like blowing through Helen to get the blood flowing:
Three rounds for time:
21 x 55# DB Swing
12 x Pullups
One of the other trainers came over afterwards, to say he was impressed by the intensity with which we blew through the workout.ÔøΩ With that much force behind our pullups, he said, we probably had great numbers on our bicep curls.ÔøΩÔøΩ
Could be.ÔøΩ But I don’t think we’re likely to find out.