Thanks Sam

Another strength AMRAP today at the gym, with push press. I’m going to limit some of my pressing until my shoulder gets better. So I did a workout in the garage. Originally I was going to do a version of the 18 minute AMRAP programmed at the gym, but my back seems really tight today, so I decided not to touch a barbell. I had planned to do “AirDyne Hell” on Saturday but didn’t end up working out, so when I saw Sam Briggs’ Instagram post today, I had my new workout. I cut back to 10 rounds instead of 12 and did 9:30 rest at the halfway point so I could keep starting on the top of minutes.

10 Rounds

  • 30s Airdyne cals
  • 4:30 Rest (9:30 between 5 & 6)

In only takes a couple of rounds for this to turn deadly. On the first five I went 40-45-41-39-41. During the long break I took something down into the basement and nearly fell down the stairs my legs were shaking so bad! My pacing didn’t seem to recover with the longer rest. I went 38-39-36-37-36 on the last five. After round 6 and through the rest of it I felt like I might barf.

Crazy that only 5 minutes of actual work time over a 50 minute period can feel so terrible. I think I’ve been neglecting this energy system lately.