GREASE 2!! I am unashamed with my
lifelong childhood obsession for this 1980's musical masterpiece. I would watch this movie over and over as a kid. I knew every line. I sang along to every song. I wanted to be Michelle Pfeiffer (that hasn't changed - she is freaking gorgeous). I wanted to date a T-Bird. And I most definitely wanted to participate in the Rydell High talent show as a "Girl for all Season". How awesome were those costumes?? Sorry Rotten Tomatoes, but you got this one all wrong.
Given their propensity to skip gym class and smoke cigarettes, I don't think the prowlin' from today's work out was what T-Birds had in mind.
Today's work out looked like this:
a. 25 Kettle Bell chest level swings with 50 lb bell; 5 assisted pull ups
b. 25 Kettle Bell chest level swings with 50 lb bell; 6 assisted pull ups
c. 20 Kettle Bell chest level swings with 50 lb bell; 7 assisted pull ups
d. 20 Kettle Bell chest level swings with 50 lb bell; 8 assisted pull ups
I intentionally omitted my pull ups shot. Lets just say I need to improve maintaining a straight form. I was all over the place.
a. 10 overhead presses (45 lb bar); 6 back raise/glute ham raise combo;* x 4
*The back raise/glute ham raise combo is just 1 back raise followed immediately with one glute ham raise. The combination is 1 rep.
And the portion of the workout that inspired this post's title, and equates to my own personal hell...
3. Prowler AMRAP Challenge - 5 minutes total
a. Push prowler high handle 15 yards; push prowler low handles 15 yards; rest 10 seconds; repeat.
If you have never heard of the prowler, Google it. The Internet will tell you the prowler sled is one of the best conditioning tools out there - that it will burn fat, build muscle, increase overall strength and improve your mental toughness.
I will tell you it is a modern day torture device. But it works. 5 minutes of prowler pushes feels like the equivalent of a 5 mile run after a complete lower body lift day. It's a guaranteed love hate relationship. If you have a prowler available, use it. Your derriere will thank you.
Meanwhile, Mom was getting some assistance from King with her back raises. I think that qualifies as cheating.