Thursday, June 26, 2008
So Jerry has been out of town this week, and Andrea and Chris have been running things in the Blue Room. I have to say, Andrea has picked a few doozies this week for us, but they've been awesome workouts. We hit Daniel on Monday, and then we hit a Painstorm workout yesterday. For those of you NOT familiar with the Painstorm workouts, just understand that they are LOOOOOOONNNG kick your ass kind of workouts. "Tiger" as RX'd is actually a Painstorm workout.
So, yesterday when I walked in and saw what Andrea had up, I was a smidgen confused, but after awhile, became a little bit worried, then sick to my stomach, and then just finally had to accept the fact that after two days of bad eating and sitting around singing and being cheesy and campy, I was going to get my ass kicked. As RX'd here's what the workout looks like...
Descending ladder starting at 12
Clean and press/sit-up or deck squat complex
Knees to Elbows
Now, I want to say first off that there were two gentlemen yesterday morning who stayed and did the whole thing RX'd. Damn. That's all I can say to that. Just DAMN. For the rest of us... Andrea had us all do the two complex movements. We had to buy in with the clean and press complex and buy out with the TGU complex. Then we got to pick five from the middle. I have to say, I was pleased with my choices and felt I was moving rather quickly through things, except the TGU's. They slowed me down hardcore. I can lift a lot of weight for TGU's, but man, I just couldn't do them quickly today. I don't know why. I just felt very sluggish during that part. But in the middle I picked some good metcon exercises for me, and I was pushing it. I did wall ball, right to box jumps, right to chins, right to KB swings, right to squats, and then into the TGU. My exercises used a lot of legs today so perhaps that's why the TGU was so rough for me. But either way, I got down through the 8's before Andrea called time. Mind you, that was about 35 minutes. So to finish just 7 of the 10 exercises would have taken at least an hour. To do all 10, significantly longer since I suck at push ups, burpees, and KTE.
This one didn't hurt as much as I thought it would, but it still beat my butt in a metcon kind of way. We didn't use heavy weights, so maybe that's also partially why. It was pure metcon for me today. Just a race. I have to say, this one was not the worst I've done. I actually kind of liked this one. Give this one a go if you're feeling frisky. :)
As an aside, only two more days of this stinking class. My instructor is great, but this is sooooooo not my thing. I'm ready to be back with my 0600 crew!!!! :( Miss you guys!!!