#WODoftheWEEK "DT" 10.30.2017
DT is a 500 pound gorilla that punches you square in the chest with all its might.
You ready for this workout?
Ah, DT. We meet again.
One of the best hero WOD's out there, and also a workout that kicks the shit out of you by the second round. It's not easy. It's hard. And it's made to make you question yourself before you even really get into it.
DT came up a few weeks back at CrossFit Southie, on a day where I wasn't quite feeling 100% and I was barely ready for it. Having done it twice previously, I know it takes the breathe out of you right away, and is designed to wear you down fast and with a lot of weight. So, what are some tips and tricks you can use to break the cycle for DT?
Let's dive in. This workout is five rounds and a total of 60 deadlifts, 45 hang power cleans, and 30 push jerks. It's going to smoke your grip and will leave you with lung burn, but it you can hang, or finish around (preferrably under) the 10-minute mark, that's a good time.
Keys to success: Do 11 deadlifts (or as many as you can unbroken), before going into your last one and jump right into (preferably 8 hang power cleans) or at least drop it after the 8th rep, so you can pick it right up and go into your last power clean, and then hopefully 6 unbroken push jerks, before dropping the bar and returning for more deadlifts.
Obviously, if you need to break up the rep scheme into smaller sets, do it, but if you can power through, you'll have an amazing time. Catch your breath, keep up the pace, and get through it.
5 Rounds For Time
12 Deadlifts (155/105 lbs)
9 Hang Power Cleans (155/105 lbs)
6 Push Jerks (155/105 lbs)
Summary & Final Thoughts
It's a good one. Tough, nasty, makes you question a lot, and also an easily scaleable workout, too! Don't be threatened by the weight. The goal here is to have a good burn, and push yourself. The goal is not to get your ass kicked and get hurt. Scale down, progress, be patient, and of course, persevere.