Authors: Lynette Geris & Anthony Apostol
L: “How do you feel? I’m gonna write it down!”
A: “It felt weird…”
L: (writes down ‘Weird’) “Haha, what?!”
L: "Anthony, are you SURE you’re okay?"
When I [finally] did my AMRAP, I was surprised that my reaction wasn’t at all like Anthony’s… It was MUCH MUCH WORST!
… just kidding, I was fine. It was actually really easy for me... TOO easy. Painless.
I only started feeling the burn and sweating at the 6th set and on, and I felt like I could’ve done more reps for each. Anthony’s explanation: I probably should have done more during my max-rep workout… go ahead, Anthony, let me hear it, you can say it… “I told you so”…
I may have forgotten to mention that in the beginning, when asking Anthony why breaks were allowed during our max-rep workout, deep down I still felt that breaks were not allowed and that I was “cheating” by doing so (guess you can say I’m honest). I stopped too early without letting myself reach ULTIMATE FATIGUE, which apparently is now showingL. This will be the only time you will hear this, Anthony… you were right. Hey, but we also learned a valuable lesson here: honesty doesn’t get you anywhere.
So now what? Should I try to do regular pull-ups (non-assisted)? Maybe more push-ups? … I’m going to up my reps for all on my next AMRAP circuit, making sure I’m being challenged, and hopefully get a better workout in; stay tuned!