Rocky Mountain Oysters
10 Wall Balls @ 20/14
10 Kettlebell Swings @ 53/35
10 Box Jumps @ 24/20
Today we have an AMRAP of exercises that are being done in short sets. When we’re picking weights today, our goal is to pick weights that allow us to do every single set of 10 unbroken. At no point today should we be breaking up wall balls and kettlebell swings. Whenever we’re presented with a workout involving shorter sets and lots of rounds like this, we should be thinking about pacing consistently. Less experienced athletes will often have a high degree of variability in terms of their round times. It’s very easy to get sucked in, do our first round or two in a minute or less, then have our split times balloon up as fatigue catches up with us. The way to avoid this scenario is by looking at limiting factors round to round. Today most athletes will be limited by shoulder fatigue, as both the wall ball and the overhead kettlebell swing are movements that will tax our shoulder muscles. Therefore, let’s try to move deliberately slowly on the box jumps every round, as this is the one movement in the workout where we can give our shoulders a break.
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