Less is More

Less is More

With a minute before launch twenty eight men were told partner up as they saw fit.  Then mosey to the ring road for the start of Farmer Chases.

  • For teams with 70 lbs or less of KBs: 15 merkins, then chase.
  • For teams with greater than 70 lbs: 10 merkins, then chase.

The goal on the chases, and really for the entire workout, was to give the lighter swinging pax a little more work so that group could stay closer together.  Once around the loop, we lined up for Ladders and Sprints.  They went something like this: ROUND 1

  • 12 snatch R / 12 snatch L, Run to first median and back (2 x 25 yards)
  • 8 snatch R / 8 snatch L, Run to second median and back (2 x 50 yards)
  • 4 snatch L / 4 snatch L, Run to road at top of hill and back (2 x 100 yards)
  • Two handed swings while you wait.

ROUND 2

  • 12 Press R / 12 Press L, Run to first median and back (2 x 25 yards)
  • 8 Press R / 8 Press L, Run to second median and back (2 x 50 yards)
  • 4 Press L / 4 Press L, Run to road at top of hill and back (2 x 100 yards)
  • Reps were 15/10/5 for KBs 35# and less

ROUND 3

  • 12 high pull R / 12 high pull L, Run to first median and back (2 x 25 yards)
  • 8 high pull R / 8 high pull L, Run to second median and back (2 x 50 yards)
  • 4 high pull L / 4 high pull L, Run to road at top of hill and back (2 x 100 yards)
  • Reps were 15/10/5 for KBs 35# and less.
  • Two handed swings while you wait.

ROUND 4

  • 12 clean R / 12 clean L, Run to first median and back (2 x 25 yards)
  • 8 clean R / 8 clean L, Run to second median and back (2 x 50 yards)
  • 4 clean L / 4 clean L, Run to road at top of hill and back (2 x 100 yards)
  • Reps were 15/10/5 for KBs 35# and less.
  • Two handed swings while you wait.

ROUND 5

  • 12 lunge R / 12 lunge L, Run to first median and back (2 x 25 yards)
  • 8 lunge R / 8 lunge L, Run to second median and back (2 x 50 yards)
  • 4 lunge L / 4 lunge L, Run to road at top of hill and back (2 x 100 yards)
  • Reps were 15/10/5 for KBs 35# and less.
  • Plank while you wait.

ROUND 6

  • 50 two-handed swings, Run to first median and back (2 x 25 yards)
  • 25 two-handed swings, Run to second median and back (2 x 50 yards)
  • 25 two-handed swings, take your bell to the top of the hill (x100 yard)

Lock it out to the speed bump then jog it home for COT.  Admire buff forearms (Stone Cold only). MOLESKIN Travel day.  No time to recount the japery and high-jinks of the morning.  Also, there was none–it was eerily silent.  Sound off if you’ve got something to say. ANNOUNCEMENTS Keep M-Funky Bunch in your prayers as she goes in Friday for a follow up with the doctor.

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Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth
10 years ago

Great Q, TR! It seems that the simpler the weinke, the tougher the workout!! NICE WORK. Thank you for leading us.

Bugeater
10 years ago

Japery eh? My forearms are somewhere between the first island and the second I think. Or maybe they just attached themselves to my KB. All I know is Alf and labrat are KB machines and represent Olympus well. Cottonmouth, jamboree, and bulldog were running like their pants were on fire and monkey Joe, pleasure slow rolling in so we could partner on the catch me fun run!

Joker
10 years ago

Japery? That’s a mighty peculiar word. Not bad TR, for an engineer. I had to look it up. Jape – to say or do something jokingly or mockingly. Used in context – the characters in Oscar Wilde’s plays jape with a readiness and sophistication that is rarely, if ever, encountered in real life. Synonyms include banter, chaff, quip and wisecrack. With that in mind, you TR are the king of japery.

High Tide
10 years ago

Good, simple Q, TR. Liked it.
One point of clarification: the 15/10/5 reps were for KB’s of 30# and below, not 35#. I mention that only because I am sporting a new 35# and need the credit. I do not acknowledge the #kbshaming…
Finally, I must need a tutorial on cleans because I’m sporting a matching pair of bruises on my forearms from racking my KB.

Champagne
Reply to  High Tide
10 years ago

Post early for Hydra tomorrow for a tutorial…

Champagne
10 years ago

Looks like a great workout, would have made Ben Franklin proud with this one TR.

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