4 rounds of
30 Wall Balls @ 20/14
15 Power Cleans @ 115/80
Today we have a short workout that utilizes moderate weights. One thing that we want to understand when we modify workouts is trying to figure out what “story” the workout is trying to tell us when we look at in on the blog or the whiteboard. This is a skill that coaches have to master in order to lesson plan for their classes, but it can also be super helpful for us to master as athletes. For our “story” we want to imagine a theoretical athlete. This athlete is solidly Rx – he or she can do all the movements as prescribed, but isn’t exotic or exceptional at any one movement or in any aspect. For this workout, our first question is – how is this athlete breaking up the wall balls? Well, they’re probably not going unbroken on their sets, as being able to do 30 unbroken wall balls inside a workout is bordering on the realm of exoticism. They’re probably doing 2-3 sets of wall balls each time. So when we modify, we should pick a modification that allows us to complete our wall balls in 2-3 sets. This could be a lighter weight, or maybe going to a lower target. However, we should not pick a modification that allows us to go unbroken, as this would constitute an over-modification and essentially making the workout too easy.
What’s something odd that you always travel with?
Gym Closed July 4th!