Did Another WOD After Supper Last Night And I Upgraded My Birthday Burpees To Burpee Pull Ups Again
Last night we once again grabbed Mosby’s for supper along with a couple of adult beverages. Their wings are just so good and they’ve been getting better each weak I’d say. I also had a cheese steak which are pretty decent from there. It’s refreshing that they don’t call it a “Philly cheese steak” and have it in no resemble what you’d actually find n Philly. They’re pretty tasty though.
It was hot and humid but I had this bright idea or as some might argue a stupid idea to do the day’s WOD. It was 3 rounds of 60 single unders and 15 sandbag front squats. Rest one minute then 3 rounds of 60 single unders and 12 sandbag push presses. Rest one minute and 3 rounds of 60 single unders and 10 sandbag thrusters. No real skill stuff and I was sure I could do it even after enjoying a couple of drinks and I flew through it. I think the alcohol allowed me to ramp up the intensity a bit.
If I could do double unders it would have been faster but my singles are fast as it is and that’s why I can’t seem to pick up double unders. DU are really one of those things I just plain don’t care all that much about. I feel like I gain more out of focusing on improving other things. I finished the last round slowest but each time I went to pick up the jump rope the cable was knotted so I had to fix that before I could use it. I was very happy with my results though. I was strongly considering doing the barbell version of this WOD but the sandbag is more drop friendly on the patio (and my head considering I had some alcohol.) The patio is slightly slanted so I had the choice of squatting uneven or potentially having to chase the bar as it rolled away.
For my birthday burpees this year I once again upgraded them to burpee pull ups given that until the past 5 years or so I couldn’t do pull ups at all. Our setup here in t he garage isn’t ideal for them but I made it work. Higher bar and ceiling would be great but we have what we have and I appreciate that we have a gym that I can just walk out the door to anytime I want. It’s such a great tool to have available to us! The burpee pull ups seemed a lot easier than I did them in the gym a few years back. I also did them earlier in the day this year so I was fresher and it wasn’t as hot. I still opted to start the air conditioner and that proved to be a wise decision.
I had originally thought about instead of the burpees doing a heavy single back squat hoping for 315 or x age of body weight back squats. t seems the form for the squats is shifting back to the ass the grass upright squat so I didn’t want to tamper with that progress. Maybe next time I’ll do that.
Didn’t really do anything else today. It was a pretty ugly day with a somewhat steady rainfall from Tropical Storm Fay. It was nothing major here. Just a steady rain but it was definitely warm and tropical rainfall.