Wednesday, November 6, 2019

WOD Wednesday #113

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
400-m run
15 body-weight deadlifts

This is a high pace medium effort. We want you to scale so that you can run at a high pace, and the deadlifts are unbroken. Visualize this for today: you never stop. You might slow down a tad when approaching the bar, but there is no stop. If you manage to do this the number of rounds you get will be fine whatever it is. If you need a target, try to get as far as you can into that 7th round. No matter what, today's mantra is: always moving, always pushing. Keep in mind this: today in both movements you are just moving your body-weight. If you were to run the same distance that you deadlift, the run would be SO easy even though is the exact same weight. The difference in the perceived difficulty is not on the bio-mechanics themselves. It is simpler. In the run gravity is working in your favor, in the deadlifts it is completely against you. ... Duh! I know. This is all but a reminder that running is a technical thing, and if you learn to fall better, it becomes so much easier. Today is a good opportunity for that. Practice your technique and use the feedback of the soreness in your hammies to make sure you are pulling the leg with the right muscles.

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