Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by Rebecca

Burpee Pullup Hell

Warmup: Mobility Exercises, run 400m, 25 OH squats with PVC, 10 shoulder 'dislocators'

WOD:
Ten rounds for time of:
12 Burpees
12 Pull-ups *subbed kip attempts


Results:
39:35

Round
Time
HR
1
2:25
166
2
3:04
170
3
4:03
171
4
4:10
170
5
4:00
170
6
4:05
172
7
5:25
170
8
4:02
173
9
4:22
171
10
3:59
172

Looks like i was mostly pretty consistent. Round 7 is when i went outside to pour water on my head. it was HOT in there. it was like doing Bikram Crossfit or something. I do not perform anywhere near as well in the heat. I am convinced that one reason round 10 went faster is because we had to make way for the incoming yoga class so i "had" to go do my last roud downstairs ... in front of a fan :-D

Even if the heat wasn't a factor(which it totally was) - I'm pretty excited just to have completed this workout. I also finished it just about the same time Daniel did, which is impressive to me. I know he was doing real pullups and I was not - but kipping attempts take somewhat longer than jumping pullups, and Daniel's really been rocking the burpees lately, so I would have expected him to be done substantially before me. Maybe it was jutst an off night for him, but I don't know if I've ever completed 100% of a workout close to the same time Daniel did. And just as a benchmark - in a non-competitive sort of way - that says to me that I have come quite a long way.

I really tried to apply what I learned in tabata cindy - intense work followed by quick rests - taken before muscular failure, and for the most part, i think it really helped me stay focused - though that got harder and harder as the room got hotter and hotter and I got more and more tired.

I wore padded biking gloves, and that mostly saved my hands from re-ripping, though I did manage to re-rip the patch of skin in the middle of my left palm. The bar got really sticky from tape residue since everyone had their hads taped, so it would have been a particularly bad scene without the gloves - several people ended the evening with war wounds. I think that maybe next time i will try adding a bit of tape to the particularly rip-prone areas underneath the gloves.

Almost no-one from the 5pm class finished the full workout, and more often than not, lately, it feels like I've been modifying volume for one reason or another, so it felt really good to complete the full workout. Tomorrow is Diane. That's going to be rough.

1 comment:

Evelyn Rodas said...

I've got pained cheeks from smiling. It's such a delight to watch you find your inner badass, Bekka. Also, jumping pullups are a lot of work. Seriously! Just because you're using more legs and less arms, does not mean you're working less. In fact, they feel like more of a cardio workout to me (unscientific take/my opinion).
Glad to hear the gloves worked pretty well. I gave Nick D. hell for mentioning that he was considering getting some, the other day. You know, cuz he's got to be a CFEB beast and people will follow his lead. Besides, Max would give him hell :)
Finally, regarding this:
"I am convinced that one reason round 10 went faster is because we had to make way for the incoming yoga class so i "had" to go do my last roud downstairs ... in front of a fan :-D"--You have a fan club now, huh???

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