Partner Struggles

Saturdays are a rare day when I get to workout with my husband Jeremy. When the kids are napping we have a solid 2 hours to warm-up, lift and do a workout. I try to lift heavy (well, heavier than I do at 6am) because my body is more awake and I have the time to do a proper warm-up instead of jumping into it.

A rare 20-minute snatch warm-up (time-lapse)

This workout turned into an unexpected struggle from the beginning. Not being able to drop the barbell (because the kids were sleeping and without gym mats it’s not great for the floor) tore both our hands, making us stop in several sections of the workout to tape our minor wounds.

The workout was definitely all about the snatches. The first few rounds I felt it in the lungs but as the weight increased the rest between snatches increased, which lowered the heart rate, we were able to move faster on the high-jumps (which we substituted for box jump-overs).

The original workout called for box jump overs. We don’t have boxes and typically stack plates to jump onto, but we needed all the plates for the snatches. So we opted for a high jump with a one foot two-hand target touch.

For the rope climbs, our ceiling is only 9 feet (rather than a normal 15′ rope climb), so we did them legless – using only our arms – to get more of the exposure we were looking for.

For time (with a Partner):
54 Power Snatches (95/65lbs)
54 High Jumps (1 foot)
4 Rope Climbs (legless)
42 Power Snatches (115/85lbs)
42 High Jumps
4 Rope Climbs
30 Power Snatches (135/95lbs)
30 High Jumps
4 Rope Climbs
18 Power Snatches (155/105lbs)
30 High Jumps
4 Rope Climbs

Score: 26:21

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