WOD for Friday 10-23-15October 22, 2015
Split anyway you like
75 Squat Cleans @ 115/80
I did this today(thursday) and the phrase we sometimes use: “monkey-stomping beatdown” certainly applies. It took me 18:13, I did go chest 2 bar on the pullups, which didn’t directly degrade my squat clean at all, but added a little bit of rest prior to each set of pullups.
With some small deviations I went 5 sc, 5 pull, 6 sc, 6 pull x 7 rounds. I consider myself pretty decent at these two movements and I was crushed early. I’d strongly encourage you to scale to 50 reps each instead of 75 and I’m going to make that rep scheme mandatory to anyone with less than 2 months under their belt.
The Pullups clearly scale through reduction in total number and/or band assistance. The squat cleans scale with reduction in reps and/or weight. Additional, if you needed to avoid certain back angles, you could scale to Front Squats or if knees past a certain angle are at issue, you could scale to power clean.
Rest up and give this tough one your best shot.