Today was Holleyman. US Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Holleyman of Montana was killed in 2004 in Iraq by an IED.
30 rounds of: 5 wall balls, 3 handstand push ups (HSPU), and 1 power clean (heavy weight).
I did this one a year and a half ago. I had to scale the HSPU and only had 85 pounds on the bar.
Today I had 135 pounds on the bar and finished in under a minute a round.
Again, my cup of tea. The hardest part was the power cleans, but I took my time and set up each one with good form.
I remember this workout when I did it because it’s the first workout I figured out how to do kipping handstand push ups on. It took forever, but I did it.
I crushed it.
I needed that. I can’t believe I can do 30 power cleans at 50 pounds more than 1 1/2 years ago. The handstand push ups were easy. I shaved 12 minutes off my time.
What you can accomplish with time (small efforts compounded over time) continues to amaze me. This is something I never would have imagined a year and a half ago. It’s encouraging. It’s exciting. It’s what I needed–the mental boost that holds me back…
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