Sprint to the Finish

This mornings workout was a fun one. Three quick sprints with descending reps and weighs. I suggest doing a round of 6 reps of each movement before jumping into the workout so it’s not a total shock to the body.

Lungs and lower body caught up with me. Squatting every other movement hurt, with a combination of the body weight movement made this workout intense, quickly. Definitely a workout I would like to retest in the evening instead of 6am. Overall glad I was able to get the workout in before the family woke up.

For time: 
12-9-6
Double-Unders (90-60-30)
Front Squats (95lbs)
12-9-6
Toes-to-rings
Hang Squat cleans (85lbs)
12-9-6
Bar facing burpees
Thrusters (65lbs)

Score 15:01

Slow and Steady

I’m on a 10 day workout stretch so this was a perfect amount of work to keep the body moving. The original workout I wanted to do had Assault Bike instead of box jumps. With the loud 80’s Airdyne from my grandmother I try not to use it in the morning, so I don’t wake up the family. Box jumps is a great alternative and really works the legs heading into the Push Jerks.

WOD:
AMRAP in 15 minutes
60 Double-Unders
30 Box Jumps (20″)
10 Push Jerks (85lbs)

Score: 4 rounds

Fast and easy flush workout. I was surprised how much I felt my legs on the Push-Jerks after the Box Jumps, for me that was the most challenging part of the workout. Since I don’t own a box I found that stacking plates to the desired box height works just fine. Its a pain for set up and clean up but it turns into part of my warm-up and cool-down.

All About the Traps

Working out by myself in the morning is hard to do. Often it’s the only time I get. It’s nice to do movements with kettlebells and bodyweight so I can jump right into a workout. Yes, not the best idea to skip a warm-up but when the weights are light enough and I’m tight on time, sometimes I do.

WOD:
6 Round for time:
12 Kettlebell Snatches (1 pood)
12 Burpees
50 Double-Unders

Score: 14:25

The combination of alternating Kettlebell snatches, Burpees and Double-Unders kept my traps engaged for almost the entire workout. Perfect morning workout, you can get straight to it without a lot of thought or strategy.

6-round morning garage WOD with a kettlebell and a jump rope