In honor of Sean's birthday, Friday evening's workout was a strongman-style event, with an added metabolic boost at the beginning, courtesy of our Concept2 rowers.
1. 1000-meter row.
2. Plate carry - Move about 450 pounds of bumper plates from one end of the gym to the other. With a 60-pound D-ball cherry on top.
4. For reps: Fat-bar overhead push-presses or jerks, with about 100 pounds on an Apollon's Axle bar.
Just getting that devil of a bar up to the rack position for pressing was a mighty big challenge for some of us.
One minute rest.
Everything was scalable to individual strength and ability.
Much fun was had by all (except maybe the slightly horrified chiropractor observing from the sidelines). Way to hang with the heavy stuff, y'all—and to get over your fears of it, for some of you.
You'll have a chance to do more of this kind of thing if you want (and pull a big red bus!) this summer at the Mt. Rainier's Strongest Man contest (and all-around good time) down in Sumner, WA. It's a fantastic event and fundraiser hosted by our friends at Rainier CrossFit on July 21, 2007.