When I pulled up the website yesterday to check how many people were planning to attend the evening classes, I knew immediately that I was in for it at 5 o’clock. Fifteen people had already registered. As I pulled up the self sign-in page, I wondered how many extra would appear with the question: “Brit, I know the class is full. Is it still cool that I WOD?”
The answer yesterday (and always is) “yes”, and even though, it would have posed a challenge to simply have 15 people go through the 12:00 AMRAP with 15 Push Ups, 25 Box Jumps (24/20″), and 1 Rope Climb, it became even more difficult when 6 more people came into class.
With 21 people present and 5 ropes (that was the cause of the problem), it became apparent that we were going to need to mix things up in order to get done by 6. As a result, we came up with the idea that half of the class complete the WOD first and then try max out on their Deadlift, and the other half of the class Deadlifted first and then do the workout.
Some made personal requests to do their strength first in hopes that they wouldn’t be too tired to establish a new one-rep max, while others opted to WOD. Regardless of these options though there was still a significant amount of success in the strength and in the WOD itself.
For example, Matt Hicks, who has difficulties with box jump due to previous knee injuries, was able to complete his first workout jumping onto the box opposed to stepping on it; also, Jeremy Krick was able to tackle all four of his rope climbs successfully for the first-time in a WOD.
On the Deadlift side, don’t even get me started on the amount of new records we saw established both before and after the workout. But just to provide you with a little bit of proof Cindy S., Nancy, Sally, and Rachel were all able to PR after working hard for 12 minutes.
All in all, the change-up did not deter anyone from accomplishing more or less because when you train for everything, a small switcheroo is the last hardly going to deter one from their path to success.
Congrats to everyone who PRd on their Deadlift yesterday and went through the WOD! Great work!