Happy Friday! Yay for the weekend! If you want to kick off your weekend with a good sweat, do this workout. I did it this morning and it was a good one. These kind of movements are my favorite. I love WODs (workout of the day) with body weight movements and running. This one also has heavy kettlebell swings to really get your heart going. I’m definitely not the strongest at the gym, although I am about 1000 times stronger than I used to be, so I usually excel in these kinds of workouts.
Unfortunately, I didn’t go exactly how I planned. The first two rounds started out great. Good pace on the run, broke the KB swings into 2 sets of 15, and then did 5 sets of 6 pull-ups so I wouldn’t burn out on them. I was keeping a steady pace on the run and feeling good. In the middle of the third round when I was doing my pull-ups I felt some pain on my right hand and noticed that it was ripping. Being the stubborn and competitive person I am, I was just like F it, finished them up and went on my run for the forth round. When I started the KB swings again, my hand just kept ripping and bleeding so I stopped and got a band-aid and taped it up. That took at least a minute or so of the time I should of been doing the WOD. Then it was hard to grip the KB and my sets were probably more like 5-6 swings at a time. But now since my hand was tapped I was like oh I can keep up with the pull-ups. Bad idea. I over compensated on my non-ripped hand and then it ended up ripping. The last round my KB swings were broken up way to much since both my hands were torn and I had to switch to ring rows. Side note – ring rows are HARD. Like harder than pull-ups I feel. I haven’t done then in probably like 2 years and it definitely showed.
I think I ended up finishing in 44:15, which I was disappointed with. I definitely will be trying this WOD again in the future with a better outcome. Moral of the story – don’t be dumb like me. If you rip, then get off the bar and do something else (which is exactly what my coach said before we started). Yeah it sucks, but you will thank yourself later when you are back in the gym instead of nursing your wounds.
(this rip doesn’t look like much, but when you are trying to hold your whole bodyweight, it freaking hurts!)