Colin the Caveman Ninja led the workout, so we warmed up by crawling, obvs. Then there was about 15 minutes of "climbing onto and over things" which was mostly just muscle-up practice on the pull-up bars. The whole deal with swinging around and flipping over the bar and being approximately 25 feet above the ground does not agree with me, so I just watched this part. Crazy Tom is crazy amazing at these, by the way. Next time you see him in the gym, tell him I said to show off his mad skills!
So then we got down to the actual workout. Here it is, in all its lurid glory:
- 70 burpees
- 60 sit-ups
- 50 overhead kettlebell swings (35lb KB)
- 40 pull-ups
- 30 handstand push-ups
The first 10 passed fairly quickly. The second 10 weren't too bad either. I think it was somewhere around 40 that I started to significantly slow down (relative to myself, that is). I think that took a good third of my total time. I got a good pace going on the sit-ups, so they were actually a decent rest from the burpees. KB swings started out solid, but my shoulder started to bug me so I switched to one-armed face-height swings with a 30lb KB for the last 20 reps, all with my left arm. The last two movements were also scaled: instead of pull-ups, I did one-armed ring rows (got the right arm going just for balance on the last 10) and instead of HPSUs I did regular push-ups. And I was the slowest at 25:something. But I can crank out 30 push-ups with relatively little effort at the end of a crazy workout with a busted shoulder. So that means I'm awesome. :D
And here's the food!
|mise en place ftw!|
|the delicious outcome|
*yes, this is a reference to both Strongbad and Monty Python.