Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by Rebecca

364 Electoral Votes = 364 Reps

Warm up: Mobility Exercises (ME from now on :p ), 10 rock n' roll, 400m

"Electoral Math"

For time:

In any combination, perform the number of reps of the below exercises equal to the amount of electoral votes won by President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama. Example: If Obama wins 400 votes, 200 swings, 100 pull-ups and 100 push-ups equals 400.

2 Pood/1.5 Pood Kettlebell swings

w/ Full ROM Push-ups, Jumping Pull-ups & 12kg Swings

The first 100 reps took 6:40, the next 200 took about 9:40 each, and the last 64 took 5:30.

I tried to figure out a cycle for these three exercises, but 364 is a weird number, and i couldn't settle on one i was happy with, so I decided to ditch the idea of a cycle since there wasn't a set # of reps for any exercise, and just do one exercise until I was tired, and then move on to a different one - not even in any particular order. It was kind of a hard decision for me, because I really like having split data to look at to compare results, so doing things randomly really goes against the grain, but doing 364 reps of anything just sounds ridiculous and painful. (which was also the reason I opted for the lighter KB and jumping pullups *blush*)

Given my level of soreness today, I don't think the 'easy' route was a bad choice. My jumoping pullups were a LOT more about jumping than they've ever been before - I was able to power through about 20 at a time - in a set of 10 and then 5 and 5, all the way through to the end - but they really got my heart rate going, and my legs are DEFINITELY feeling abused today. go go jumping muscles - get strong and bouncy! I probably did about half of my reps with jumping pullups and made up the other half with probably about even reps of pushups and kb swings.

My pushups were pretty good. I could pretty much always get to 6 or 7 reps at the top of a set.

My KB swings were terrible. Even with the 'light' weight. Bleah. About half way through Max told me to think about trying to throw the kb out instead of up, which i thinked helped a bit - but they were stll bad. I DID mange to get 20 unbroken as the first 20 reps of the whole WOD, but pretty much not more than 7-10 after that.

Anyway, I am extremely happy that we had occasion to do this WOD at all :) Although it did have the perverse effect of making me wish - just a little - that Obama had not won by such a large margin.


Melissa Byers said...

I *love* this one... although I'd be damn tempted to do 364 swings and call it a day. Nice work with your push-ups. You've been putting a lot of effort into those, and it shows. I keep saying I'm going to start GTG-ing these... maybe I should make that part of my Hard Routine, starting on Monday. Eesh. Nice work, girl!

Evelyn Rodas said...

Good work. That's a hell of a lot of volume in just over half an hour, even w/ light weights and JPU. You've come a long way.

drujenn said...

You've come a long way on both pullups and pushups! 364 reps of anything is lot - at least it wasn't the popular vote WOD!

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