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27 Jun
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Team WOD: End of the world (team style): For time:

120 Weighted Buddy Sit Ups (30/20) (12 Overhead Lunges (85/55) every thirty reps)
100 Overhead Lunges (85/55) (10 Weighted Sit Ups (30/20) every time you both drop the bar once )

Team WOD: End of the world (team style) : For time:

90 Toes to Bar (12 Overhead Lunges (115/75) every time you both come off the bar)
100 Overhead Lunges (115/75) (12 Toes to Bar every time you both drop the bar once)

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Remember that time the world was going to end…

A couple of Decembers ago, some calendar was finished and a few people lost their mind.  Some guy named John starred in a movie about it.  There was something about the Milky Way equator and the winter solstice becoming aligned.  Anyway, this workout is the team version of what was dedicated to that completely normal day.

Good story huh,

CG

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26 Jun
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Please note that the 90 minute Endurance classes will be taking place at the Harvard Track on Saturday (6/27/15).  Bring everything you need!

Team (3) WOD: 20 min AMRAP of:

1 Burpee
1 Ground to Overhead (95/65)
1 Pull Up

Each person does each exercise 1 time and when they are back to their starting exercise, you add 1 rep

The team cannot move on to a different exercise until everyone is done

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Team WODs…

We have done a lot of these and the Google spreadsheet that contains them (only the weekend workouts) was started back in January 2014.  With almost 50 different workouts, that sheet was completed twice through during the weekends last year.  For 2015, just about every single one of those workouts was complete remixed or completely changed to come up with some fresh, new WODs.  Those remixes have since been exhausted.  So, starting this July, we are going to go back to those workouts we were doing way back in January of last year.  Once we finish the list (almost 90 different WODs) they will be re-remixed!

Got a lot of gems in there,

CG

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25 Jun
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Pre WOD:

A) 17 mins to find: Heavy single Power Clean
B) 8 min AMRAP of: Power Clean (80% of heavy single)

WOD 1: For total time:

100 Wall Runs (to shoulder)
100 Sit Ups
50 Jump Squats

Every time you break up a set = 20 second Ring Support Hold

10 min time limit

WOD 2: For total time:

100 Wall Runs (to shoulder)
50 Toes to Bar
50 Jump Squats

Every time you break up a set = 30 second Ring Support Hold

10 min time limit

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Chapter 3:  The ménage à trois of plunging back to earth…

Part 1:  (externally) AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

It’s difficult to describe what a free fall feels like.  It’s doesn’t feel like the downward portion of a roller coaster, in fact, that feeling lasts longer on a roller coaster than it does on the plunge.  It doesn’t feel particularly windy (at least not that I noticed), but you can definitely hear it and you can feel how cold it is.  You aren’t looking down because all  you would see is trees.  You are looking at the horizon and at a stellar portion of the state of Massachusetts.  Because there is no complete way to describe free falling, it can only be described as flying.  You are flying.  Except you are not going forward,  you are going down.

 

Part 2:  (internally) AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

The parachute is released and a massive sense of relief comes about you.  You are still very far away from earth, but you going significantly slower then you were before.  In fact, you fall just shy of a mile in just shy of a half minute.  You hit speeds of 120 MPH during free fall and you go to about 17 MPH on the parachute.  These speeds are controlled by the instructor and what he is doing with the parachute.  The sensation is no longer one of flying, but one of gliding.  Almost like pushing off a wall underwater.  There is still plenty to see this high up and plenty of take in with a smile so large and sturdy, it could not be smacked off your face.  At one point, the instructor hands you control of the parachute and tells you to pull on the right cord.  With this, you slowly drift to the right until you complete a half turn.  Then you repeat it on the left.  After that, you are instructed to pull on the right cord all the way in and you start turning to the right but much faster.  So much so, that you are now spinning face down to the earth and the parachute is in level with your head.  You are your own centrifuge.  This part can upset your stomach like woah (so be sure to take something if it does), but it’s a feeling like no other.

Part 3:  (calmly) AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

At this time you are aware that the other jumper is getting ready to land and panic sets back in as you hope nothing from Chapter 1 ends up happening.  After a safe landing for her, you breathe a second sigh of relief and the instructor proceeds to have you practice the landing position.  At these lower altitudes, you are no longer gliding at 17PMH, but instead you are rocketing back down to land at 17PMH.  Everything stops being small and far and become life-size quickly.  Legs up!!!  You are coming back down to the landing zone at an angle and much faster than you are comfortable doing so.  Only a few brief moments before you and mother earth meet once again.  Suddenly the parachute is pulled back by the instructor and you drift onto the landing much slower than you were only 1 second prior.  Touchdown is made, smiles are photographed, and hugs are being given all around.

To state in one word, it was marvelous,

CG

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PS…For anyone who is troubled by this:  About 21 skydivers are confirmed killed each year in the US, roughly one death for every 150,000 jumps (about 0.0007%).  Not bad at all.  Yes, I will do this again.

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