“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ― Jerome K. Jerome

For today’s WOD, three separate, 8 minute AMRAPs.


I. 8 Minute AMRAP:

10 Wallballs

Handstand Pushups

Rest 4 Minutes

Completed: 6 rounds plus 10.

II. 8 Minute AMRAP:

10 Russian Swings (70/53)

Ring Dips

Rest 4 Minutes

Completed: Per Caleb’s most excellent suggestion, Kettle Bell at 53lbs. Even then, felt I could go heavier. 10 rounds. Ring Dips scaled to Ring Pushups.

III. 8 Minute AMRAP:

10 Mountain Climbers


Completed: 9 rounds.

Saturday Mornings

After an epic week of some very good feeling PR’s, my body was slow and tired. Nonetheless:


I. Back Squat

6 – 4 – 2

Completed: 6 @ 105lbs. 4 @ 125lbs., 2 @ 145lbs.

II. For Time:

30 Wallballs (20/14)

30 Ring Pushups

30 Toes-to-Bar

30 Overhead Lunges (45/25 plate)

30 Burpees

Completed: in 9:30. Wallballs @14lbs. Overhead lunges @ 25lbs.


“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Benchmark WOD tonight. Diane.


Row 500

20 Inchworms

30 Overhead Squats (Barbell)

Then… Warm-up The Deadlift


I. “Diane
Deadlifts (225/155)
Completed: Deadlift at 125lbs. in 5:13. Scaled to Ring push ups. Quiet day today. The Warrior Dash is Sunday and is looking ominous in my mind. Not going to lie when I say I’m very, very nervous about it. It’s moments like these when I wonder why the hell I sign up for this stuff. Ideally, around noon or so on Sunday, I’ll be wondering why I could have ever doubted signing up for such things. Fingers crossed.

II. Tabata Grasshoppers

Back in the triple wide


Row 250m

20 Pistols

30 Russian Swings


I. As a team of 2, build to the highest Deadlift in 25 minutes

*For every max effort in the 25 minute each teammate must perform 3 Handstand Pushups immediately after each max effort

Completed: Maxed out at 215lbs. Stuck here. Scaled to ring push ups.

II. 10 Rounds:

30 Seconds Max Box Jumps (24/20)

30 Seconds Rest

Completed: 101 box jumps total, averaging 10 per 30 second round.