Strict Press 5-5-5+
Wendler Cycle 1, Week 1
65%, 75%, 85%
Complete as many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of:
8 Clapping Push Ups
8 Hollow Rocks
8 Seated Barbell Press (45/33)I’ve noticed an interesting trend over the past 6 months. When we post a WOD that involves one single movement (running, sprinting, rowing, snatching, clean & jerking, etc), we’re getting fewer and fewer students showing up for workouts. Many of these are workouts you could do on your own (running, sprinting), and may not sound very exciting (snatching, rowing). They’re also not the most “glamorous” workouts… you know, like “Helen” or “Nasty Girls”.
But here’s the thing… these workouts are some of the HARDEST we do… simple yes. Easy? Absolutely not! Since in a single modality WOD the entire workout is devoted to one movement, you get the chance to really put your fitness, conditioning, power, strenth and/or skill to the test. I finished the sprint workout from Friday, and am still recovering! Take a look around our community, you’ll find that the athletes consistently performing at or near the top are always showing up for these workouts. They are absolutely essential to your training.
So next time a single modality WOD comes up (and believe me, they will), resist the urge to tell yourself, “Eh… I could just do that at home” Instead, just show up… you’ll be glad that you did.