Thursday, 5 July 2012


Sweat angel
And the award for "Dumbest Workout To Do Outdoors In the Blazing Heat" goes to...

8 rft:
Run 200 yards
11 dumbbell burpee deadlifts @ 50s
Time = 26:12

This was yesterday's main site hero WOD, but scaled from 60lb dumbbells to 50lb. The run is supposed to be 200 metres, but I ran from one end of the parking lot to the other, then back again, which is a total of about 200 yards. I say "ran", but the last three rounds were barely a jog. Bloody hell, I don't think I've ever sweat so much! I would have prefered to do this an hour or so earlier when it wouldn't have been as humid or hot.

I couldn't figure out why the sets and reps were such an odd number - 8 rounds, 11 burpees - until I realised the soldier after whom this workout was named died in August 2011 (8/11).

In the seventh round, I started to get a pain in my right thumb while holding onto the dumbbell and doing the burpees. This felt worse in the eighth round, but not bad enough to make me stop. However, it does feel quite painful now. I hope it clears up before Saturday.

Here's the WOD demo video. I held the dumbbell the whole time, but I just realised that I started the first rep with the weights on the ground, not in the hang position.

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