Thrusters (135/95 lb.)
AMRAP 20 min.
Today’s workout will test your sheer will power. We have a moderately loaded Thruster combined with Double-unders in an ascending ladder for 20 min. The most challenging aspect of this stimulus will be figuring out how to manage the Thruster load for a long amount of time. This isn’t a sprint, it’s a grind, so mentally prepare your classes for that.
Thrusters are taken from the ground, so a Squat Clean Thruster or a Power Clean + Thruster is permissible for the first rep of each set.
In workouts like this one, people start off confident, unbroken, and aggressive, and after a few rounds, start to realize how much of an uphill battle it will be. The best way to manage pacing on this workout is to figure out a Thruster strategy for later rounds to help keep you on a pace. Then, use the jump rope as a “break” from the barbell.
Choose a loading with which you can perform through the Rounds of 6-8 unbroken, and likely start breaking up each set into around 5-6 reps at a time from there on out. The jump rope should be a welcomed break from the barbell. When fatigued, you should be able to perform sets of 15-20 at a time on the rope. Perform small sets with short breaks to stay fresh, rather than going unbroken on the DU and grabbing the bar while gassed.
We’re looking to get to around the Rounds of 14-16 on the Thrusters.