Thursday, June 26, 2008

Painstorm


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
Wall Ball
Box Jumps
Pull Ups
KB swings
Burpees
Knees to Elbows
Push ups
Squats
TGU/Lunge complex

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!!!

14 comments:

Lars said...

I'm about to faint just thinking about that workout :-)

Katie said...

Lars, try to control yourself. Otherwise, Brad's going to have to come give you mouth to mouth.... hehehehe.... ;)

Cara said...

Yeah - I only got to 9's on that, mainly because the TGU/lunges took me so damn long!!

Katie said...

Cara, the TGU's took me for flippin' ever it felt like... aside from that, the middle part was some great metcon. I actually liked the deck squat into the clean and press. Only problem is I KNOW I rounded out. I would have to work on that if we were going to put it into a WOD.

Splint Chesthair said...

Turkish get-ups are a pretty complex exercise and put a lot of the bodyparts in vulnerable positions. I rarely put "quick" and "TGU" in the same set-up. I do think though you can "smooth" the exercise out with excellent form and position and that would speed the motion but I wouldn't sweat feeling slow on them.

Katie said...

Splint, it wasn't helping that the TGU was complex... meaning it was also coupled with 2 lunges before you could come down... the complex movements were bears...

Cara said...

Heh - it took me a little while, but once I got into it, the deck-squats to clean/jerks were great! I was loving them! I hope we do more of them!

Jerry said...

hey dude, i hate doing high rep TGU in workouts. when the weight gets heavy, NO one can do them fast. so don't worry about it.

the painstorm workouts are beasts! great job for just finishing.

Darcy D2 said...

I hold the record for being the slowest at TGU at my gym (aka Betty). Very complex and I'd rather go slow then mess up the back.

Sounds like an insane workout but I love painstorm workouts! They are doing a combination of Grace and Cindy today at Betty and I have to say I'm bumped about missing it :(

Katie said...

Jerry dude, I didn't use heavy weight for the TGU's..... honestly, all the other leg stuff in the workout was enough. I didn't want to add anything extra! :P I have to say, after the last two weeks I'm becoming quite the fan of the "Painstorm" workouts... :)

I don't want to let out any secrets, but it sounds like tomorrow may be another of the same... team 0600 take your running shoes... ;)

Darcy, the record for the slowest? That makes me laugh... I'm learning you are a very competitive person... it makes me chuckle to think of you intentionally going slow... ;) As for missing the workout today... there are always make up days when you come back from your week of looooove. ;)

Darcy D2 said...

what!? me competitive no way ;)

Katie said...

Darcy, between you, Brad, and Splint... and I suspect Brad will rope Lars into it... ya'll are competitive as some... well... you're all really competitive.... ;)

Kurt T. Fuller said...

K-T:

Props for even tackling a Painstorm! I've yet to do one myself, but they look like pain.

Check out "Pet Rocks" on one of those. A partner WOD in which on partner is exercising with the other holds his/her "pet rocks", or 53lbs. KB's.

Congrats on completion!

KF

Katie said...

KF- When I came in the other day that was the workout Andrea and Stacey were doing! It looked terrible! And if Andrea and Stacey look like they're hurtin, I know I'm seriously in for it. I don't think "Pet Rock" will be on my list anytime soon...

KF the work is lookin' solid at there at Titan Fit! Keep up the good work!