Game Changer

Do you ever have things in life occur that you would call game changers? Sure, I’ll bet everyone does. There was a great example of this yesterday at CFCP.

Yesterday was a particular stressful day for a number of reasons. I wasn’t planning on working out, but when 5pm rolled around, I thought it might be good to relieve some stress.

Earlier in the day, I had checked the blog and saw the WOD. It looked short, quick, and fun. When I got to the gym and saw the board, well, that was a game changer. See, whoever wrote the blog (DAVE), didn’t mention that the WOD was THREE ROUNDS… not just a straight through mini-chipper thing.

Review. One round, quick, fun. Three rounds, horrible.


Immediately, the thoughts of “I don’t want to do this” and “this is WAY more work that I was expecting to do today” started. I tried to squash them. The actual WOD was THREE rounds of :

  • 50 push presses (65#)
  • 40 kb swings (1.5 pood)
  • 30 sit ups
  • 20 push ups
  • 10 ring dips

Imagine one round. Sprint, just get it done. Now, imagine three rounds. 150 push presses? 120 kb swings?! That’s a lot of work. It took me 27:05 to get this done and I was sucking wind the entire time.

What went well?

I think that I kept a pretty good pace throughout. The weights weren’t really that heavy.

What sucked?

Took lots of breaks, but tried to keep them short. The first 15 sit ups every time were horrible for me. It was like my body was overloading from the KB swings, then I lay down and it took a few to re-stabilize.


My energy level was pretty good until about the end of the second round. I am not sure where I pulled the third round out of, but, hey, at least I finished.


Prior to this, we did a 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 strict press. My weights were:

  • 135#
  • 145#
  • 155#
  • 175#
  • 185# (F)
  • 180# (F)

So, a 175# strict press is pretty good for now.

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