“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”
– Josh Billings
The HAF crew+ out on First Friday. We started off at Gordon Biersch to hear Maila and Ben rock the house. You can get a copy of Ben and Maila’s new CD at the Wedding Cafe and www.mele.com. Photos on First Friday are no longer permitted after 11pm.=) Beware if you are posing for a picture after 11pm…it is sure to end up on Facebook…now is that what you want. Think about it.
Workout of the Day:
2 athletes per group, players can arrange the order as they please, but once the order is set there is no changing. Passing can happen during the body weight movements(pull-ups, push-ups and burpees) Since there is only one bar and one set of dumbbells per group there can be no passing during those movements. If an athlete is stalled waiting to get on the bar or dumbbells they can either rest or squat. If they squat, they can take two seconds off their finish time per squat.
This devastated me. I think in the following two days my facebook status read something like " has been murdered by db thrusters ". Before I go on I definitely need to say Mahalo to Grant and Cheyne for staying late for me to finish this one, I wanted to give up at five but they pushed me to the end and I'm glad they did. Now here's my life story, according to "Drop In".
So when someone like Coach Kimo tells you that "this one is a beast" I naturally begin to worry. I did my best to block that out of my mind, after all the rep count drops every round right? WRONG! Just because the reps go lower doesn't mean the weight gets lighter, as I recently discovered…
We all know I am no good with dumbbells in my hands, you would think a dummy would be good with dumbbells, but the db thrusters were a huge obstacle for me to overcome. Grant pointed out that when I was racking I would send them to far back which was causing a problem with transferring the hip explosion to the dbs. If I had racked them properly on my shoulder instead of on my back I definitely would have had a more efficient db thruster, and probably taken up a lot less time in the WOD. In essence I think my db thruster looked a lot like a front squat followed by a press instead of one smooth butter movement like it should be. I can't say I had much other issues with the other elements in "Drop In". Well except for doing burpees after push ups, that kind of sucked.
On the plus side I did do it Rx, and I really can't wait to try this one again.