“I guess we’re getting at the stage of the competition where they want to separate the men from the boys or the big dogs from the pups,” says masters competitor Ron.
As many athletes found, 60 burpees with a jump over a bar can take a hell of a lot out of the upper body, and both Pat and Yosh reported they lost time trying to complete the 30 overhead squats that preceded 10 muscle-ups.
Three of the athletes decided to redo the workout, and while Pat couldn’t match his first performance, Yosh crushed his previous score. As you might imagine, the two viewed the workout differently.
Yosh was proud that he had pushed himself hard to complete a full round and a few more burpees, but Pat felt like he was buried “in a pile of suck.”
With only two workouts to go, all four athletes will be pushing hard to finish strong. Next up: Workout 11.5, which features cleans, toes-to-bar and wall-balls.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional video: Update on the Open: Week 4.