15 kb swing 53/35
15 power clean 95/65
15 box jump 24/20
Rest 5 min
Work up to 3rm for front squat then take 50% of that number and do an unbroken amrap (as many reps as Possible)
The first thing I do when I walk in the door is scan the white board for the days WOD.
Hmm… Whittman. I haven’t done him before. Initial thought, not too bad. Of course I didn’t see the
15 minutes into the WOD, a puddle of water forms under my bar bell. I realize this is going to be more challenging than I thought. But I felt strong, rested & up for the challenge.
My primary focus was to complete the 105 box jumps without injuring my shins. I did that! Sweet!
My power cleans improved with each round. Encouragement & critique from the instructor made a world of difference. If you are not careful and get caught up in beating others or just completing the WOD, you risk sacrificing form. Having an instructor who pays attention to members helps to break bad habits, improve form, and prevent injuries. It makes for a better overall experience.
I completed the rounds and felt great. Time: 24:27 (if I remember correctly). What I didn’t see coming was AMRAP front squats as the buyout. Yikes!
Before starting the front squats, we were told that 34 was the most reps done for the day. I thought that was amazing. After hearing who the beast was that did the 34 squats, I counted myself out.
By squat number 20, I was the only one left doing reps. The instructor snapped at other members to cheer me on, and so they did.
I got to 34 and some mumbled and pleaded,
“one more!” 35! Ugh!
I hear a male’s voice near me saying,
“You’ve got 40 in you!’
A guy in front off me is giving me cues. “Use your hips!” “Look up!”
They were right,
I did 40 unbroken front squats!!!
Their encouragement pumped me to keep going. I am amazed and happy as ish! LOL!
34 front squats with 55 lbs., seemed impossible. In actuality, the squats were more than possible.
We, including myself, have to stop setting ridiculous limitations for ourselves.
Decide to blow off that stupid little voice in your head that says, You can’t do that, and just go for it!
By the way, if you’re new to CrossFit and wonder where the names of the WODS come from, they are named after our United States Heroes, who died serving our country. Click here to learn about U.S. Army Sergeant Jeremiah Wittman. That you Sergeant Wittman for your service!
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