While the standard WOD “Helen” is pretty much built for the light and fast athlete, today’s Barbell Helen levels the playing field a bit by putting some real weight into the equation AND nullifying the advantage of the pull up. Then again the REAL reason there aren’t any pull ups today is, well, remember Tuesday?!:)
You STILL gotta run of course and that does give some favor to an experienced bipedal ambulatory athlete. The barbell movements would seemingly give a true advantage to the strongman… but in today’s WOD the load will be determined by how much you can put overhead for 3 reps with some leg drive. This still predisposes the stronger, more powerful athlete. Happy barbell cardio day!
Friday’s WOD at 7 and 9am, again at 3 and 5pm
Push press, 3 reps
12 minute time limit to work up to a heavy set of 3
Post load to chalkboard/journal/PR board?!
Compare to recent push press:
Feb 28 2017 3RM, Jan 19 5RM, July 20 2016 7×3, May 24 2016 7×3, March 2 2016-5×5, Dec 30 2015-7×3, Dec 12-1RM
Three rounds for time of:
10 front squats
Use same load as today’s 3RM push press
Post time and load to chalkboard/journal
Saturday Partner/BIG Group WOD at 9:30am