After Sunday’s slogfest, I changed to the strength class yesterday and I’m glad I did, as the general class was another (albeit shorter) chipper WOD with box jumpovers, wall balls, burpees - basically, all my least favourites.
Instead, we did ‘Thrusterpalooza!’
First, we had 10 minutes to find our thruster 1RM. I don’t think I’ve ever done a thruster 1RM (I have a 2RM from about five months ago, which I think was 37.5kg), so I was guaranteed to PR. I thought I’d get 45kg out, but managed to blow that out of the water with a fairly comfortable 55kg, so yay!
Unfortunately, going for such a big PR meant that the next part of the workout was really difficult. The next part was a 10 minute EMOM of two thrusters at 80% of 1RM. I started with 45kg for the first two minutes, then had to drop down to 40kg after failing the second thruster in minute three. Plus, I couldn’t clean that weight for anything, so the coach had to help me get it to my shoulders. *facepalm* - little bit embarrassed; I can clean 45kg, so should have been able to get 40kg, but I was utterly knackered!
The last part of the workout was a max effort at 80% of 80% of 1RM. For me this was 32.5kg. As there were only three of us in the class, we went one at a time. Both the boys got 15/16, so my goal was 15 unbroken and I got that, which I was really happy with, especially considering it took me about 10 minutes to get my breath under control afterwards! Thinking back to Open workout 14.5 in late March this year, I really struggled to get more than four in a row with 30kg then, so to do 15 unbroken reps at 32.5kg, and after maxing out and the EMOM stuff, was a big win.