Trained early today - 7:15am - because it's Cher's birthday and we have a busy day ahead. No time for breakfast, so my workout was fueled by a banana and sugar-free Red Bull.
9 x deadlifts @ 155
12 x Crossfit push-ups (hands off the ground at the bottom)
15 x box jumps @ 24"
Score = 4 rounds + 9 deadlifts + 12 push-ups
I thought I'd manage 6 full rounds, so this is quite a bit less. However, I've never done this before so I wasn't comparing it to anything in particular.
The deadlifts were much harder than I expected and that's what slowed me down. The second and fifth set of deads were broken down into 5-4; the rest were all unbroken, but slow. I think my max deadlift weight is around 220, so I thought I'd be able to handle 155 much quicker. My back was a little stiff - not painful - but I don't think that was an issue.
From listening to people talking about the push-ups being the toughest part I thought that's where I would struggle, but it was the easiest section for me. I didn't go full throttle, but concentrated on good form and all of them were unbroken sets.
The box jumps were okay, as expected. I needed quite a bit of rest between exercises and sets in order to catch my breath.
Hang squat clean and jerk @ 85 to 4 risers
Score = 24 reps
I never got more than 3 consecutive reps with this, but I never failed on any either. I was going to do power cleans from the ground but my back was starting to get a bit painful from the earlier deadlifts, so I didn't want to risk it.
Burpee over-the-box jumps @ 20" (took 2 risers off each side)
Score = 39