Our box has cranked the intensity up a notch lately, specifically with the warm-ups. This morning was no exception. We had 1 minute of all out effort at 3 stations: row (for calories), thrusters (45lbs), and hand release push-ups. Great warm-up!
The WOD called for box-jumps, which is where we could catch our breath, and 2 reps of heavy cleans. I figured heavy for me would be around 175 lbs as my last 1RM was 190. A buddy of mine (I call him Textbook because not only is he super strong but has flawless form) setup his bar a little heavier than me and I had to try it. 195. I was pretty stoked because that was a PR for me. A minute later he upped the weight and told me to try it. “Come over here and get a second PR.”
Finally was able to nail that. According to Textbook I lifted 200 easier than 195. Either way, I couldn’t have been happier. Only catch was that meant my weight for the workout needed to be a little higher.
WOD - 5RFT:
- 20 box jumps (24”)
- 2 power cleans (185lbs)
Pretty challenging workout. Seems so simple, with just the 2 exercises, but with the heavy weight it made it challenging. We don’t get to do a lot of workouts where we are working with weight that close to our 1RM so this was pretty cool. The power clean has been a tough movement for me to progress up in weight for some reason. Working with 185lbs was a huge accomplishment for me. Finished in 12:00.