Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Burpees(!!!!) and deadlifts at 6AM

I was a little tired but managed to make it to the 6AM class today. I thought my legs felt a bit tired during the stretching but I felt pretty good doing this WOD. 
On the minute:
5 bar facing burpees (do a burpee, jump over the bar, do another burpee, repeat)
As many deadlifts as possible 95 lbs
Rest two minutes
Repeat for a total of  6 rounds
Deadlifting 95 lbs is not hard anymore for me and I managed to belt out 18-23 reps per round for a total of 125 deadlifts.  I think I might have been able to go heavier but at 95 lbs I was able to keep a good fast pace and maintain excellent form.  Of course, we'll see how sore my lower back is tonight :).  I am icing it right now as a preemptive measure.  Sometimes it surprises me how 6 minutes of work can take so much out of you but it's also amazingly effective in getting fit!  There is a good article in Lift Big Eat Big that goes over conditioning exercises for fat blasting better than I can and I recommend reading it!  There is also a pretty hot picture of a famous Russian lifter that I admire just for his skill in lifting (okay, so I admire his physique too).  The caption is funny- since many powerlifters and even Olympic lifters don't look like they are "cut", this is not the case for Klokov (Strong + abs = deal with it).  I will never have magnificent abs unless I learn to abstain from bread and sugar!  But for now I'm okay having soft abs, being able to eat ice cream and being happy since I think most people who are on restrictive diets for a LONG time are not particularly happy.  Who knows, maybe when I can deadlift twice my weight, back squat my body weight for 10 reps, press my bodyweight and clean and jerk my body weight, the abs will catch up!


Anonymous said...

Love me some burpees!

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