Looking for a CrossFit Hero Workout that was short, I picked Artie. Named after Police Officer Arthur “Artie” Lopez of New York, Officer Lopez was killed in the line of duty in 2012.
It is a 20 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of:
- 5 pull ups
- 10 push ups
- 15 air squats
- 5 pull ups
- 10 thrusters at 65 lbs
This is Cindy with some thrusters, I thought. No problem.
It turned out to be a problem.
About round 3, I kept thinking, This sucks. I don’t want to be doing this.
After each round, I’d check the clock and think, Ok, only 14 minutes left. Ok, only 11 minutes left.
Those were some LONG minutes!
I finished with 9 rounds overall. I was elated to be done, and I went on my merry way.
The next day, I wasn’t quite so merry. My quadriceps were screaming at me. My arms were sore.
Maybe it was the 90 thrusters I did.
Imagine: 2k row, 150 double unders, and 10 rounds of Cindy (5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and 15 air squats).
Imagine you’re the last one off the rower–and you still beat everyone in the gym.
This was me today.
I’m a horrible rower. Just terrible. I’ve gotten better, but it’s definitely not one of my strengths.
I was the last one off the rower. Some guys were a good 3-4 minutes ahead of me.
I messed up the double unders maybe 4 times.
I did Cindy. Strict. Because my left shoulder feels a bit wonky from practicing bar muscle-ups.
And I still won.
I couldn’t believe it.
It’s because my strengths are body weight and never stopping till the end. I did this as soon as I got off the rower.
Today was a good day.
Anytime I beat the boys it’s a good day.
But anytime I come from behind it’s even better.
However, anytime I come from behind AND beat the boys it’s an awesome day indeed.