5.1.2013

Standard

“Hammer”
Five rounds, each for time, of:
135/95 pound Power clean, 5 reps
135/95 pound Front squat, 10 reps
135/95 pound Jerk, 5 reps
20 Pull-ups
Rest 90 seconds
U.S. Army First Sergeant Michael “Hammer” Bordelon, 37, of Morgan City, Louisiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), based out of Fort Lewis, Washington, died on May 10, 2005, from injuries sustained when a car bomb exploded near him in Mosul, Iraq on April 23, 2005.

***The 90 second rest IS MANDATORY and it will be up to you to keep track of this during the WOD. Not taking the rest or cutting the rest period short is the same as cheating.

Scaling: 75#, green band

Score: 31:00

I’m pretty happy with this WOD. I think I scaled to an appropriate weight so that it was challenging but not impossible to do. I tried to follow my coach’s strategy advice as much as possible: don’t drop the bar any more than necessary. He suggested handing on to the bar during the cleans and then through 8 squats, drop the bar, finish your squats & then do your 5 jerks. That worked for me on one round but by the third round I had to drop the bar more often. My grip was probably the most challenging thing. I didn’t rip my hands but I had a really hard time holding on to the bar.

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