Snatchin’

After a quick 800m run to warm up, we jumped right into today’s WOD:
21-15 and 9 rep rounds of:
Left-arm Kettlebell snatch, 1.5 pood
Right-arm Kettlebell snatch, 1.5 pood
Pull-ups
Without kettlebells on hand, we subbed dumbbells, with Keith and Marshall braving the full 55# / 1.5 pood weight, and Scott and I (due to a dumbbell shortage) dropping down to 50#. Our times:
Keith 11:55
Scott 12:04
Josh 15:50
Marshall 18:29
After another 800m warmdown, Scott came up with the cockamamie idea of putting a treadmill on maximum speed and seeing how far any of us could go. By that point in the workout, we bailed before a quarter mile, though not without causing one of the other trainers in the gym to sing the theme song for The Six Million Dollar Man.
In my case, it was actually the second pass at the WOD, having taken to doing them in the morning regardless of whether we have class that evening. The experience left me limping home muttering, “I’m not Matt G., I’m not Matt G., I’m not Matt G. …” Still I’d highly recommend it for any other masochists. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse for whatever time pulled in class.

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