10 men wearing 19 athletic shoes (read on for the explanation) circled up for another edition of Meathead. Reasonably disclaimed, which seemed important today given the recent history of the pax, we moved forward while standing in the same place #0.0.
Around the worlds, 5x2HS
Prying Squat, 20x2HS
Part 1 from the spreadsheet: 10×2 DCL+DMP @ 1:00
They musical selections today were courtesy of free Spotify – 80s Gym Rock. The pax could still breathe and there were questions afoot regarding the categorization of some of the tunes. Turns out that with paid Spotify you get free commercials and more accurately categorized songs. Voodoo expressed some interest in snatches
Part 2 a kind of complex: X snatches every :30 for 5 minutes
This was a choose your own adventure complex and accomplished a few things. First, YHC didn’t hear any more comments about music after we started this. Second it gave Voodoo just the fix of snatches he needed. Third it served as some good Functional Strength CSAUP prep. High Tide would have liked it if he didn’t fartsack.
Part 3 another complex: 2HS, 1HS (L/R), Thruster (R/L) for 1, 2, 4, 8, 8, 4, 2, 1 reps
If you’ve been to one of Unlugged recent Q’s, you’ve probably come to learn of his love of the Fibonacci sequence – something about his Italian heritage, love of math, nature and building things. YHC realized that tomorrow is April 8, 2021, which when written in European format is 8/4/21. This sounded like a fine rep pattern for this complex when re-arragned in the shape of a pyramid. There were questions about doing 8 reps twice since pyramids have points. Luckily the Mayans provided us with flat top pyramids to provide the basis for our flat topped pyramid. Again the low rest and high effort here took the focus off the music. Unplugged also failed to join us today despite his slack comments last night.
Part 4 EZ strength: 2 rounds each of
5x Low Windmill (L/R)
10x Explosive Merkin
Introducing a new exercise, like the Low Windmill is always a treat. Kind of like the time that Ickey Shuffle brought out the Sots Press. Always amazing how many muscles there are that we don’t work or how hard a movement we are familiar with can be when done at a different angle.