We began with my current obsession ( no not the incorporation of archery in WODs, thats next month!), no, its the re introduction of the back bridge. the exercise mostl likely to humble most people. Whats not to like. No one was quite sure if the bridge was as bad as the flexibility practise that went with it
The strength component for the month is the handstand push up. Everyone is going to get an improvement, whether, its just getting up there, or banging out 20
I have to say, top marks to Joy and Natasha for dealing with some basic fears and getting upside down. Joy hung there for 30 seconds, inspirationally counted out by Naim. Chris (W) was fabulous in supporting ( physically and emotionally) Natasha’s early hand stand attempts. Further down the Wall, Kate, the girl once voted “Miss most unlikely ever to attempt a handstand” was patiently popping them out, and offering some great support to Cindy, whose shoulder flexibility, still remains her major barrier. Stick with it!!
When the wod was announced, there was a bit of a controversy . I produced stevens “slamming sausages”, known as “Shrago Slammers” which are obviously, very different from “Shrago Sanders” the 10kg sandbags used in last weeks 350m run. Some people suggested that, anything, filled with sand, and carried on a run was equally horrid, while others, backed up the management and pointed out that a sausage, was clearly a nicer thing to take for a stroll around the park than a tatty sandbag. Although, they did look like a pile of big dogs pooh.
Dog Poo images to one side, there wasn’t the “how to hold it” debate .Most opted for a round the neck approach, except visitor Monica ( pictured above) who opted for the over the arm approach
Anyway, we ended up doing 20 overhead squats, 20 box jumps and a 350m sausage haul. Amrap 20 minutes. Cameron, Ed and Pat produced predicably impressive performances humping the required 40kg. Equally impressive was the attention that Dave and Darryl paid to their overhead squats: some great improvement in form Guys, Well done.
When we retest Nancy, Im expecting some great performances!