A new Paleo Challenge is starting today at Survival Fitness, but I’m not doing this one because I’m going on vacation, my body fat isn’t going to drop enough to be helpful to a team, and I don’t want to eat that strict anymore. I do still eat Paleo and am working out how to maintain my body composition, while also being able to build more muscle.
So we did a type of benchmark workout today.
- Air Squats
Time limit of 10 minutes and he said he didn’t want anyone to finish this. It’s just some movements to get the body ready for the WOD. I got through the 50s and 40s and did some of the 30 air squats.
10 Rounds (15:00 time cap)
- 15 Deadlifts (155#)
- 15 HR Push-ups
I was going to go with the Rx 185#, but Matt quickly talked me out of it when he showed that the top dawg in the gym barely finished this workout Rx. So I dropped down to 155# and I still didn’t get done. I was able to get in 9 full rounds as the buzzer went off on the clock, so had one round to go. That’s 135 reps of each, which is a ton of deadlifting.
On the board this WOD didn’t look too bad, but combined with the over 90 degree temperature and humidity it took a lot out of you. I know I’m going to be feeling it in my back for a few days.
We could have chosen a workout with 1-arm DB snatches, burpees, box jumps, and sprints, but I’m not going to have any barbell work for 10 days so I chose to do the deadlift WOD. I already have a DB snatch workout planned for the next week at some point. One more day at the gym before I’m outta here!