Thursday, October 1, 2015
NerdStrong Gym - EMOM's and AMRAP's
We moved on to the "Proficiency" part of the workout which was Banded Shoulder Mobility (one of my favorites as my shoulders tend to get really sore after a workout).
The Quest is next and it's a Barbell Strict Press EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) for 12 minutes. We had to do 2 Strict Press' within that minute. This sounds simple but it really isn't. I mean you are getting to rest between sets but it's a constant workout. Every minute you are doing 2 barbell strict press'.
After the Quest we moved on to our Battle. This was a 12 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible). We had to do 100x Jump Rope, 10x Braniz and 16x Lemon Squeezers. I'm fairly decent at jumping rope, been doing it since I was little but 100 is alot so I would break it down into 2 sets of 50. Brainz are always fun with the threat of smashing your face in with a dumbbell. And then there are Lemon Squeezers and my arch nemesis. I hate these things.. not because they work the core and cause discomfort with your stomach muscles.. I hate these because they do exactly what they say they are going to do.. they squeeze my lemons (aka testicles). I assume other guys know my pain but none of them seem to complain as much as I do. I've tried many alternate ways to squeezing but still get the same results. Gonna have to talk to a coach and see if there is an alternate to these torturous workout. Anyways I did almost 4 rounds before time ran out.
And the finish it off we had a nice cool down of 10x PVC Dislocates and 10x PVC Figure 8s.. these are really good for the shoulders.