WOD September 26, 2014

Strength

  • 10 min to find 1RM Turkish Getup

My workout:
I’ve never done turkis getups with more than 8kg so I thought this would be interesting. I’m not sure I like this movement for finding a 1rm. It feels quite dangerous!! Because you basically have the kettlebell on top of your head the whole time… and when it gets heavy and you fail to lock your arm out you kind of just have the kb crash onto you if you are not careful. Anyway.. I was able to do 12kg with both arms. Then I tried 16kg which went fine with my right arm, but then failed with my left arm. After a few minutes of rest I was able to do it with my left arm as well. I did both arms again with the same weight. Then I tried 20kg with my right arm, which was impossible (couldn’t lock it out).

WOD

For time:

  • Row 1000m
  • 30 front squats
  • 15 bar facing burpees

My workout:
I wasn’t looking forward to this one as front squats are never my favourite. But I thought it went quite well. I did the row in 4 minutes 25 seconds. I wanted to do the squats in 3 sets of 10, but had to break up the second set after 7 reps, so then did 2 more sets of 8 and 5. I used 65 lbs (Rx was 95 lbs). I did the burpees unbroken (albeit a bit slow). My total time was 10 minutes and 23 seconds.