Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Week 21 Day 2 - Courage

Turkish AMRAP

As Many Rounds As Possible in 20 minutes of...

5 Kettlebell Turkish Get Ups - Right side (H)
5 Kettlebell Turkish Get Ups - Left side (H)
5 Handstand Push Ups (or heavy DB overhead Press)

Shoot for 10 rounds


  1. Ha ha ha ha... I actually started this workout with a 28Kg Kettlebell. Two TGU's later, I went down to 24 Kg. Eight TGU's later, I went down to 20 Kg.

    Shoot for 10 rounds - well... I got 5. I got humbled by the TGU's in a big way.

    Coach, it's OK with me if this workout never sees the light of day again... ever. If the phrase "practice what you suck at" holds true, I'll be doing TGU's in my sleep for the next 10 years.

  2. TRAVIS!!! I couldn't agree more. All I could muster was 12kg Turkish get-ups, and yes, 5 rounds... with my HSPU's being, well, ummm, about 1/4" depth...

    Totally embarrassing.

  3. Quote of the day by Royal Mortier,
    "Why are we doing Turkish Get Ups, we should be doing Belgian Get Ups. Get Up and eat Belgian waffles with whipped cream and strawberries."

    That's what I'm talking about. Travis, at least you picked up a 28kg KB. My HSPU sucked so bad I cannot count any of my rounds. I talked my wife through a couple rounds of TGU so I was in Oxygen debt times 10. We kinda laughed our way through today, hard as hell.

    My TGU's were good with 24 Kg, but it was much tougher than a couple weeks ago. Murph musta kicked me arse much worse than I thought.

    I swam this afternoon and I almost sank in the shallow end of the pool.

    Uggh, btw, how on earth do I expect to do hspu touching my noggin' to the ground when I can't press 180 pounds over my head standing. Guess I gotta start using the box to improve my ROM.
    Or take off about 40 pounds from my elbows to my toes.

    Next time I need to shoot for 10 rounds I'll bring my 9mm......

  4. This is me saying that I will see you guys tomorrow at 5AM. No way I'm doing tomorrow's WOD in the heat of the day. By making my intentions known to you all, I will be publicly humiliated and shamed if I don't get my ass out of bed.

    Hmmmmm... waffles.

  5. Ughhhhh I was able to do this with a 20kg kettlbell, I got 4 if you want to call em rounds my HSPU were like a small movement with my feet in the air! Ughhh, at one point, the KB came crashing towards my face (left arm gave out) and it seems amaxing to me how clearly you think when your going to die.
    Life insurance policy paid for - check
    Evan taken care of for a long while - check
    Adam can clean up the bloddy mess for 10am class - check