As a general rule, if a workout has built in rest then you know it’s going to be bad.  Barbara is no exception.  Interval training allows for maximal power output, as you have an opportunity to recover between each effort.  There’s no reason to slow down, making it that much more painful.  Push hard, go unbroken for as many rounds, on as many movements as you can, and sprint.  We did Barbara back on May 14th, 2010.  Is your first round faster?  Is your last round closer to your first round than before?  Is your total time better?  Are you closer to RX?  Check your splits, and test yourself at this fantastically terrible benchmark.

March 11, 2011

WOD: Barbara
5 individually timed rounds of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

*Rest 3 minutes between each round


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11 thoughts on “Bahbrah”

  1. 38:25Rx (5:03/4:54/5:24/5:19/5:45)

    I had a frustrating case of Disappearing Kip, although this was pretty brutal overall.

    Great job Dawn Patrol Crew, way to get after it!

  2. 47:28 Rx (5:37, 6:59, 8:42, 7:51, 6:19)

    Didn’t think I was going to be able to get through this whole thing RX. Hopefully I can lift my arms and walk tomorrow for invasion.

  3. nice to be able to play with the rest of the kids again today… almost 100% back from being a gimp.

    Bahbrah – 33:26
    (g+r on pullups)

    Stace, the gimp voice in my head still couldn’t believe my last rd so i timed 50 squats again at home – 31 secs. OK then, now i believe.

  4. 30:18 Rx (42:18 overall less 12 mins total rest). where rest = curling up on the floor quietly sobbing and/or bleeding

    split times: 4:26/12:59/22:38/32:29/42:18

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