Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Curse You, Linda!

Linda is now my nemesis. And Murph. Linda a Murph are my nemeses.

6 comments:

  1. LabRat3:34 PM

    I read on the Brand X forums that "Linda" was originally designed to be done with hang cleans, if not hang power cleans.

    Wish I'd read that before I tackled it. Everything I deadlift with is SO MAD at me today.

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  2. Interesting, hang power cleans would certainly make that workout easier. It's the cleans that really fatigue me. Bodyweight bench presses are easy for me, just because 60% of my mass is between my navel and my neck. And sure, the deadlifts are pretty heavy, but I can grind them out. The cleans, unlike the other two, are power-heavy exercises, and they just do me in.

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  3. LabRat3:21 PM

    I am far too wussy as of yet to do as Rx'd, but being a girl, and short with relatively long arms in the bargain, the deads are the least-scaled thing for me. I can manage the explosiveness, but having effectively double deadlifts in the workout trying to do it with full squat cleans just slaughters me.

    The fact that I'm still not 100% on the form means I have to concentrate much more on them, too. I'm fairly sure the mental effort contributes to the fatiguing, or at least the perception of it.

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  4. Yeah, Linda definitely ranks in the top few "most awful" CF workouts for me, too. Others that spring to mind are the Filthy Fifty and that awful, horrible, torturous 400-m lunge walk. *shudder*

    Labrat: I, too, am far too wussy to do it as Rx'd. Yay for scaling!

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  5. LabRat2:40 PM

    The Filthy Fifty! Do you realize what you've done? You've summoned it! D:

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  6. Nice work, Alison. You know you aren't allowed to mention a WOD by name unless it has been one of the last 3 workouts.

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