Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crossfit Vacation Day 7: Hell in Paradise

The last two workouts at CF Lahaina the owner Anthony was pleasantly surprised at the effort put out as the results demonstrated, but he thought that they would be longer workouts. So, in the shadows of the west Maui mountains, on the gentle slope about a half mi inland and 300 ft above the ocean, he finds a way to turn paradise into hell, at least for a short bit and he gives us the workout structure that generally strikes fear in crossfitters hearts: AMRAP 20mins... it doesn't matter what it is, it just hurts.
The concept is simple, do whatever set of movements that are prescribed for that particular workout and repeat that set for As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) in 20mins.
Today that set of movements was: 5 reps of 115lb full squat snatch, 10 burpees and run to Star Noodle restaurant and back aka 400m up and down a small hill.
Needless to say this was in fact a bear of a workout that didn't seem to end. By the second round the legs were noticeably weakened. It was like your legs slowly filled with sand as you proceeded to each round. 20 minutes seemes to last forever when your suffocating and still have to preform work.
At the end of the slow trudge, I came away with 6 rounds plus 4 additional snatch reps.
I was happy, and exhausted after that effort.
Thanks to CF Lahaina for another great start to the day.
3 more days to go....

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