Now, as anyone who has been reading this blog knows, I have only been doing crossfit since the beginning of February On top of that, I came into CrossFit with about 20 years of inactivity attached to my midsection.
So needless to say, I can't do a muscle-up.
No problem. One of the greatest things about CrossFit is the fact that it can be modified or scaled to any fitness level. So, the scaled version of a muscle-up is a band assisted muscle up. i tried, and couldn't do those either.
So the next step down in difficulty is 3 pull-ups and 3 dips. Since a muscle up is simply a pull-up and a ring dip, this substitution made sense.
But since 1 muscle-up = 3 pull-up & 3 dips, 7 muscle-ups = 21 pull-ups & 21 dips. That is a lot more work.
So my Friday WOD looked something like this:
Luckily, Blake put a 30 minute time cap on this beast, or else I might have been there all night.
In that 30 minutes, I completed 4 rounds. So that is 84 pull-ups, 84 dips, and 1600 meters of running, all told.
The 84 pull-ups is the kicker, as I experienced my first major CrossFit right of passage.
That's right, I tore my palm open doing all those pull-ups.