Return of the AMRAP
Hey guys, I hope your Saturday is going well!!
I was up pretty early for a Saturday morning so that I could get a workout in before and all day gymnastics competition that I was coaching at.
Quite a while back, I had sworn off AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) workouts because what once had really pushed my workouts to the next level had suddenly become a bore. I was no longer thrilled to do them and excited for the on-going change of exercises, I now half-assed my way through them and spent more time eye-balling the clock than focusing on what I was supposed to be doing.
I figured enough time had passed, so I jotted down my workout and headed for the gym.
I started off with a 3.5 mile run which took me 29.27 minutes — pretty good for me I would say. Then I completed this AMRAP:
I used a 30 pound kettlebell for the Sumo Squat + Upright Row. I managed to get through 4 rounds before the timer went off. I was certainly happy with that. The Burpee + Pull Up was something that I have been wanting to try for a while, but honestly have been a little scared of. I figured today was as good of a day as any to take ’em for a spin and, guess what, they weren’t nearly as difficult as I had built them up in my mind to be. I think it has something to do with the momentum you have from the Burpee to the Pull Up gives you just a little bit of umph needed to get your chin above the bar.
I highly recommend you try them out — you’ll feel pretty B.A. when you are done with them!
After the competition I headed home and, unexpectedly passed out on the couch for about 40 minutes before Joe and I went up to my parents house for my Brother-In-Laws birthday dinner.
Joe made it to the cross training class this morning and snapped a picture of the days workout (which apparently was the worst one so far) and I plan on tackling it tomorrow morning! Is it weird that I am looking forward to it?
It was a long day, but a good one. The only real complain that I can make is that I think I ate my weight in peanut M&M’s while at the competition. They are a weakness of mine and if they are in front of me I will eat them mindlessly until I am sick to my stomach.
This is me saying goodnight!