Burpee hell!


And I thought Fight Gone Bad was hard…


I think it’s safe to say that this one was the hardest WOD I’ve done so far.

I thought my knees to elbows were going to be closer to ‘lift your toes slightly while hanging off the bar’ but I was able to lift my knees surprisingly high. The first few reps were armpit height and after that I got my legs over hips on all reps without problems. I don’t think it’ll take too much work to do my first proper knees to elbow.

I made the mistake of taking a too heavy wall ball and it really lost me some time in the first two rounds. I picked 12 pound ball, but really, I should have been using 10. I had no proper control of the returning ball and the reps got messy towards the end of the second round. I switched to 10 pound ball for the last round to keep the reps clean.

Burpees. Holy ****! I have managed to live my life this far without ever doing one and had no idea what I was up for. Obviously I didn’t do the pushup part. But I did jump my feet back and forth every time and I kept the jump at the end of the burpee. But these were the single hardest exercise I’ve done so far. I think it’ll take some time for us to be friends….

The best part about today’s workout was that the man was on the floor with me! This was the first time he joined a normal WOD and he did real well! During the second round wall balls, he was about 15 wall balls ahead of me, but I managed to gain some time on him and finish a tad earlier. He put up a great fight though!

And the main thing is that he’s loving it, just as I am!

WOD (Burpee hell)

3 rounds, for time of

  • 10 knees-to-elbows (knees to waist really)
  • 20 wall balls (12-12-10 pounds)
  • 30 burpees

Time: 17:48

1 Comment

  1. ah yes my saying for burpees is “burpees are the devil in disguise.” And when it is really cold your nose runs and you can’t stop sniffling


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