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Kettle Bell Fun

Wednesday night… oh, Wednesday night (1/26/2011)…

I looked forward to the WOD all day because I generally like kettle bell workouts and this one had some movements that we don’t normally get to do.

I feel the need to list out the warm up as it was pretty damn significant.

  • 5 minutes of jump rope
  • 2 minutes of double unders (I did 38 in a row which is a new record!)
  • Stretches
  • 50 GHD sit ups
  • 50 GHD back extensions
  • 25 snatch balance (started with 45#, then went to #75, then #95)
  • Group warm up

After all of that, the WOD was 4 rounds of:

  • 3 Turkish get-ups (R)
  • 3 Turkish get-ups (L)
  • 3 Clean & Jerk (R)
  • 3 Clean & Jerk (L)
  • 3 Snatch (R)
  • 3 Snatch (L)

The prescribed weight for this was 1.5 pood or ~55#. It took me 16:16 to get it done. To be honest, the clean & jerk and the snatches weren’t that bad. The Turkish get-ups were really difficult skill-wise and I failed on a few of them simply because I couldn’t keep my arm locked out through getting all of the way up and down. I am thankful for Fio’s encouragement to stick with it because I really wanted to drop the weight just to finish the WOD.

In case you don’t know what a Turkish get-up is, check this video out (but imagine a kettle bell in place of the wife):

Last night (1/27/2011), Dave sent me a WOD to do at home. It was 100 sit-ups and 100 reverse sit-ups. Not for time, but more so to try and work in unbroken sets. I was able to do the sit-ups in sets of 25, but the reverse sit-ups were a whole other story. I could only do those in about sets of 10-15. When I do a lot of ab work, I get really bad cramps. It’s really irritating.