Sunday, March 15, 2009
It's all about teamwork!
After being out all week due to various excuses, I decided that despite how comfortable my bed felt on Saturday morning that I needed to get up and get to CFOT. When I got there, I saw that it was a team work day. Now, normally I'm all about teamwork, all about the friendly competition. That was until I saw what the teamwork was. Trevor. Oi ve! I remember Trevor all too well from last spring. I tore my hand open mid-palm and mid-workout and it didn't heal for nearly 2 weeks! Trevor looks like this for those of you who've never done Trevor...
Teams of 4
Two people may work at one time
Entire exercise must be completed before moving on
Our team had a stategy and it worked pretty well for the most part. To avoid muscle fatigue, stay with 5 pull-ups a piece and the team completes 15 rounds. (15X20=300 I do good math! yaaaaaayyy!) So, on the push ups we tried that again, but I'm so slow and weak on push-ups (still!!! Yar!) that I couldn't hold 5, so Dan and Sean did more. On the abmats we rocked out 5 sets of 25 a piece, and then held 10 a piece for 20 team rounds on the squats. I tell you, this is an assload of work. This workout just plain hurts. Because even though you do it as a team, seriously, do the math.
pull-ups 5X15=75 pull-ups
push-ups 4X5= 20 16X3= 48 48+20=68
abmats 25X5 = 125 + 12= 137
squats 10 X 15= 150
That's no joke right there... that's a ton of work. I'm disappointed in how badly my push-ups sucked, but they've always been a nemesis for me. I'm not sure how to make them any better. I always do them to standard but they are sooooooo slow. :( But at least I got a lot of good work in yesterday. I had shakey body syndrome after this workout as opposed to my usual shakey leg syndrome. :P And now I can't straighten my arms.... yay!