WOD: September Baseline: For time:
5 Burpee Toes to Bar
5 Thrusters (135/95)
10 Burpee Toes to Bar
10 Thrusters (135/95)
15 Burpee Toes to Bar
15 Thrusters (135/95)
So…let me explain something. I know we did the Baseline on Tuesday along with the 1RM Power Clean (for which btw, good work people). It was tough to squeeze it all in one hour worth of class (especially when people don’t sign up for which btw, tisk-tisk). Because of the Labor Day schedule, the workouts had to be shifted and things ended up the way they did. I am saying this because some may see that those who did not have to spend 20 minutes worth of energy on their Power Clean, may have some advantage today. To that I say you are right and I also say don’t be a cry baby. If anything the 1RM Power Clean was a good warm up. You will get your shot at the September Baseline without your 1RM Power Clean at the end of the month, unless a holiday is invented before then, and the schedule is messed up again.
For the uninitiated, this little beast is pretty unassuming right until the last 1o Thrusters! (like I said on Tuesday for which btw, hi-five to me for the good call). The load is supposed to be heavier then your normal-comfy-run-of-the-mill Thruster and therefore somewhat unpleasant. Your level of discomfort should feel like an all-inclusive resort when compared to the speed and intensity that should be carried at the Row. 300M is just enough to sprint, but also long enough to be awful. It is certainly a
win-win lose-lose if you want to look at it that way.
It’s all about perspective,
Adeendum: There is an alternative WOD!