“That workout would have been a lot better if I actually had abs,” I remarked to a classmate this morning, after struggling through today’s WOD.
6 Turkish Get-ups
12 Sprawl to high pull (M 24k / W 16k)
2x Sidewalk to sidewalk lateral shuffle
I’ve done Turkish get ups before as park of skill work, but I can’t remember them ever being part of a WOD. At least, not in my class.
They are definitely a weakness for me. Because I still struggle with holding 16kg above my head, I chose to use a 12kg kettlebell for the get-ups and the RX kettlebell for the sprawls. But that didn’t help me speed up.
I deliberately chose to do my 3 Turkish Get-ups on the left first because that side is weaker. My left arm shook. My body felt weak with each motion. The right side was stronger, but they were still very difficult.
“You’re getting stronger just doing these,” I told myself in my head as I panted.
I did not finish. When we were cut off at 18 minutes, I had finished 3 rounds and 2 Get-ups.
We’ll see how I feel tomorrow after that workout.