I knew that today’s workout would be quite difficult, but I didn’t think it would knock me down so badly.
50 deadlifts at 135 pounds
50 box jumps with a 24-inch box
50 “floor wipers” (a core and shoulders exercise at 135 pounds)
50 “clean and press” at 36 pounds (a weight-lifting exercise)
25 more pull-ups
I didn’t scale the workout down near enough. I could do any one or two of the exercises as I scaled them, but I didn’t acknowledge the cumulative effect that such aggressive exercise would have. I did Fran last week with jumping pullups, so I decided to do JPU from 1 20# bumper plate. I should have used two, or a 12″ box. I thought I could do 50 133# deadlifts, but moved down to 89# after the first 15. For my push-ups, I did 25 strict, then struggled through 25 knee push-ups. Box jumps on a 24″ box. I can do this height, but it gets slow at the end. Maybe could have done a 20″ box instead. 89# floor wipers, then dropped to 67#. I only did 30 reps before quitting. I felt like I was gonna pass out. My heart was racing. By this time, I was so wiped out that I was doing one or two floor wipers at a time and needing lots of rest between reps.
I’m sure that this one will come up again. I’ll scale it properly next time and I know I’ll get through it.