After a lesson in fundamentals on Tuesday, what was in store for Thursday’s class? Well, as our announcement e-mail hinted at, we’re all about to get a lot better at double unders and handstand push-ups!
With some loose wrists and ankles, and some very warm calves and shoulders, the night’s workout was revealed.
Still operating with a minimum of equipment, but an greatly increased amount of floor and wall space, Thursday’s class set about putting all that space to good use with some handstand push-ups and double unders.
Option #1: HSPU ladder with max DUs remainder of 2 minutes
Option #2: 2 Wall Walks with max DUs remainder of 2 minutes
The met-con was run in two minute blocks, with everyone tackling their prescribed number of HSPU, and then completing as many DUs as possible in the time left. HSPU were done in an ascending ladder: in the first 2min block, everyone did 1 HSPU, and then spent the rest of the two minutes on DUs; in the second block (min 3), everyone did two HSPU, and then DUs. HSPU had to be unbroken, and when you broke, you began the next block back at one and began working up again.
Those without sufficient HSPU scaled to two wall walks each round (rather than laddering), followed by AMRAP double unders. As for DUs, Everyone was encouraged to give double unders a shot, although instead of trying one at a time, the first scaling option was for two single skips followed by a double under (if this wasn’t working, the fall back was to all single skips).
It’s not often that we get an opportunity to practice DUs during a workout, so this was an excellent chance for those just getting the hang of the wrist speed required for a DU to really work on the movement under load. After 20 minutes was up, everyone put down their ropes, walked off the lingering effects of a high heart rate, and then hit the wall for some much needed calf-stretches.
Remember, we will be back in the gym this Saturday at 10am, and then again Sunday at the same time (10am). We will be holding on one class each day, but rather than an hour, we’ll go for an hour and a half. Hope to see everyone then!