Tried and True



Tried and True

9 pax joined YHC on a cool March morning for some kettlebell action. My legs were sore for about 5 days after Alf’s deadlift-fest last week, so I decided to go a little lighter on the legs. 3 for the pre-run (YHC, Chin Music, and Header) – they ran at their 2nd F pace for me.

After a thorough disclaimer, we began thusly:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Swings x 20 OYO
  • Merkins x 10 IC
  • Swings x 20 OYO
  • Prying squats x 3
  • Swings x 20 OYO
  • Halos x 5 (each way)
  • Swings x 20 OYO

On to the Main Event, beginning with 5 reps per side of each of the following exercises. Complete all exercises for the left side, then move to the right:

  • 1H swings
  • Cleans
  • Snatches
  • Racked reverse lunge
  • Lawnmower
  • Carry something (sandbag, 32kg bell, 28kg bell, 24kg bell, 2x 16kg bells, or your own bell) to the far curb and back.

Repeato for a total of 3 rounds

Next up is a little set I found online called 9 Minutes of Hell (#soundseasy). I broke out the #Fembot and we got moving:

  • :30 per side of swings
  • :30 per side of cleans
  • :30 per side of snathces
  • :30 per side of presses
  • :30 per side of reverse lunges
  • :30 per side of single leg deadlifts
  • 1:00 of swing burpees (merkin + swing instead of jump)
  • 1:00 plank (:30 on hands, :30 on elbows)
  • :30 per side of thrusters from the racked position

Although there was no rest built into the timer, the pax made time to catch their breath.

Grab a medium size bell and head to the playground for 3 rounds of:

  • 5 goblet squats
  • 5 presses per side
  • 5 pull-ups

Back to the lot for some Mary:

  • Flutter press x 15 IC
  • Louganis x 10 OYO

COT: Thanks to Header for the takeout

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Naked blister moleskine:

  • Thanks to the pax for posting and pushing through the workout. YHC is pretty smoked and could use a nap. Horsehead finally came to his sensese and came back to us after he left us for that other Thursday workout for a while #kotters. Cooter 2 also joined us, coming off of IR. We hope you keep coming back! Young Love is on a strong Meathead posting streak – keep it up!
  • Thanks to Header and Chin Music for the push on the pre-run. T-claps for the coaching and mentorship of the 2.0s that you do.
  • It had been a while since we listened to the Fembot. I might need to change up the accent a bit next time so that Horsehead doesn’t just think it’s Siri talking. The Fembot and Spotify didn’t get along too well, causing some volume issues, but we worked through it (and it allowed me to grab a rest during the 9MOH).
  • While I know Tiger Rag has returned to F3 and is one of the fathers of the kettlebell in Area 51, he hasn’t posted at Meathead yet. Let’s see what happens when I put him down to Q…

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