End of Summer Throw Down ~ Day 1 of 4

And so summer draws to a close. Temperatures begin to drop, windows open, daylight hours and garden ripened tomatoes are carried away on the wings of new school sneakers, pencils and Trapper Keepers. If it’s 1985.

Alas, how do we celebrate the coming of Fall at ACF? With an End of Summer Throwdown of course. Partner WODs. Guaranteed max effort, only to be exceeded by the number of knuckle bumps when done.


I. End of Summer Throwdown WOD 1

7 Minute AMRAP with Partner:

50 Deadlifts (225/155) – Scaled (135/95)

Max Burpees

*1 partner moving at a time

*Score is total reps including deadlifts

Completed: At RX! Deadlifts at 155lbs. A very respectable 165 reps total. As my partner Chris stated, we were the perfect team. He, built for Burpees. Me, built for, well, not necessarily built for burpees. To be fair, having competed in the Perth Strongman and walking away with the knowing that I can respectably complete 22 unbroken Deadlifts at 175lbs. in 1 minute, well, there’s a certain earned confidence that carries over with which to gauge future events. I felt good.

II. 4 Rounds:

30 Seconds Max AbMat Situps

30 Second Hold in FLR

The core is delightfully sore. Bring on Day Two.

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