In preparation for Tough Mudder this weekend I thought I’d amp up my training a bit to test my endurance, recovery and if nothing else, “just because”. In less than a 24-hour period I hit a heavy workout of the day, the Grouse Grind followed up with another heavy WOD.
…And now how do I feel? Like a Mack truck ran me down… LOL!
Technique: Hang Squat Cleans x 3 (10 minute EMOM)
3 x 185 lbs Hang Squat Clean every minute on the minute for 10 minutes
Was a great hit and left me feeling pretty jazzed up.
WOD: For time, 10-to-1 ladder
My time to complete was 3:43
Happy Summer everyone! The best weather I’ve had yet since starting with the Grind for Kids several weeks ago. I’m hoping this was a taste of what to expect this season. If interested in joining me for a hike up the grind, drop me a message.
Arne and I had fun being paired up for this WOD. A ton of fun pushing one another to crank through as fast as we could.
WOD: The “X” Factor
Each partner rows 250m as fast as they can. Then the two-row times, in seconds, added together makes a team “X” factor score. Arne completed the row in 46 seconds while I completed in 43 seconds, so our “X” factor score was 89.
Knowing our “X” factor, we now had to split the following work evenly (note that only 1 person can be doing a movement at a time):
Our time was 18:21 which was awesome!
If I could, today I would bathe in fish oil in hopes that my body wouldn’t be as stiff and sore. Bring on the Tough Mudder! (gulp!)
This article was written by Dai "The Moose" Manuel
Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, Motivational speaker, CrossFit athlete and coach. Driven to help people live healthier, active lifestyles.