Daily Extras - 10 more minutes please.
Stricter movements are better today. It Oct. This means we do the shaping version of this workout. It'll be March before we do the less strict version again.
Yes, this workout used to be called "AMRAP S,S,B,T." But before that, we called it round the horn. Mainly because I dropped the 5 second rest after each run and I have a compulsion to measure apples against apples. But, I have to agree with Katie. AMRAP S,S,B,T is a stupid name for a classic workout. So, we taking it back to the original.
- At HQ we are going to try and do this workout WITHOUT the obstacles today. ORIGINALLY when I designed this workout, I put the obstacles in there to FORCE each of us to sprint the 10m distance. The thought was, it would be harder to go slow with an obstacle to clear in front of you. Meanwhile, I've matured a bit and realize that this is silly. Those of us who are going to sprint FULL OUT will do so with, or without obstacles. The benefit is in the sprint.
- If you love the obstacles, keep them. Doing so will not change the intended purpose and/or benefits of this workout.
“Why is strict recommend on this one?I’ve been keeping it strict since it was suggested, but I’m benchmarking against times when I was jumping the weight.”
— Joshua Segraves
To keep us in an anaerobic state.
This workout is cool because it has dual personalities. Strict lifting technique coupled with sprints forces your body into a highly anaerobic state. Like Dr. Izumi Tabata discovered (scientifically, for the first time), highly intense bouts of anaerobic work leads to both anaerobic and aerobic benefits. Jumping the presses & triceps and then swinging the biceps wold make this workout more aerobic which would somewhat limit the over-all anaerobic gains. While that doesn't fit our programming THIS week, swinging/jumping the movements would be a valid way to do this workout when we need more aerobic work while resting the anaerobic system.
These two (Hannah & Reagan) rode to the gym to save fuel and the environment! So awesome!