Thirty minutes! How hard could that be?!
This is what I told myself in the car on the way to CrossFit Austin.
It’s just moderate running – ’cause mortals like me can’t sprint 800m – with some fun stuff in between. How hard could that be?!
10/leg Russian lunges, 25# DB
15 goblet squats, 25# DB
20 tic-tacs, 10# ball
My rounds: 3 complete + 800m run
A few definitions:
Russian lunges: can be done walking or stationary; hold a dumbbell at chest height; lunge forward, touching back knee to the ground; rotate torso toward the front knee; stand up; repeat on the other side.
Goblet squat: stand in squat stance; hold a dumbbell at chest height; squat, keeping chest tall; stand up.
Tic-Tac: sit on the floor with abs contracted, knees bent, feet lifted off floor; hold medicine ball at chest height; rotate torso side to side, tapping the ball on the floor on each side.
So… taking the Russian thing to a completely illogical extreme, in our imaginations, we were dancing like this during the lunges…
… then drank vodka from the “goblet” during our squats and found ourselves knocked on our butts, but still trying to dance (a.k.a., tic-tacs). I kinda wish there had been some vodka involved – it might have been less painful.
Um, yeah. I took a few 5-second walk breaks during the running, and my Russian lunges were appropriately jaunty on the left side and somewhat sluggish and sloppy on the right side. Yay, leftover Derby thigh! But I’m putting a checkmark in the “Hell, yeah!” column because I did the workout with the RX weight. Those are few and far between, so I’ll toast to that… Na zdorovje!
UPDATE: Dave did the workout in class a few hours after mine. When I asked how it went, he replied. “That workout was freakin’ hard – at one point, I could feel my pulse in my face.”
There you have it: a workout that drives you to drink and feel your pulse in your face. Happy Friday!
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