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Old 12-15-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
Brandon Oto
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The "Heartest" Workout

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter-bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."

-- Stephen Crane
What workout -- long or short, official or home-brewed, or even just an athletic feat -- have you done that took the most heart to complete?

There was a CFJ article a while ago that suggested Linda. Any other ideas?
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

A true max 20 rep squat.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

Back when I was in track, we began training for CIF (California Interscholastic Federation), which leads up to state champs. We started running 500m dashes at 400m pace. It took all I had to get through them. We were running nearly every 500m under 1:05. I don't remember how many we did.. It was 4 or 5, but when you're used to running a 400m pace that's already extremely uncomfortable and you make that pace into a 500m race, it's really difficult. I ran a 50 second 400 though, so all in all, I guess it was worth it

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Old 12-15-2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

One of my favorite (i.e. most-hated) WODs is a 5 round Frelen. 800m run, 15 thrusters with 45# DBs, and 15 pullups. Getting through the last round of thrusters takes all I've got.

I've never done a 5-round Fight Gone Bad, but that might be a good candidate, as well.

But I really think the workout that takes the most "heart" for me is an honest all-out PR attempt at 2K on the C2. Only the first 500m seems at all reasonable, after that the struggle begins, and that damned monitor won't let you even think about falling below your race pace.
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

I'm with Adrian. Especially since the pain of it starts about two days before the lifting actually occurs...

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Old 12-15-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

My black belt test senior year of high school:

50 Pushups
100 situps
3 3-minute heavy bag rounds with 30 seconds rest in between
2 hours of sparring 20 different blackbelts - I only remember the first hour and the last five minutes.

I had to be driven home by my parents afterwards
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:05 PM   #7
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

Standard 8 Tabata intervals with one minute rest between exercises to increase intensity:

Wallball (20 lbs)
Slamball (20 lbs)
50 lbs one arm snatch
GHD Sit-ups
Row (calories)

My eyes were bloodshot, my heart wouldn't slow down, and I couldn't get up and drive for at least a half hour afterword. Only after GHD sit-ups do you realize how much core stablization is necessary while rowing.

The pain was so good.
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:46 AM   #8
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

Murph, with a hangover
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:13 AM   #9
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

Anything with high rep thrusters and burpees.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:02 AM   #10
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Re: The "Heartest" Workout

IronMan Lake Placid, 2007. After a 2.4 mile swim (read, bar fight in water) biking 112 miles through the mountains, the temp went into the 80's for the marathon. Your body is screaming at you to stop or at least walk. But after 9 months of training you want to finish with a respectable time. Imagine the feeling of right before you meet pukie, but it lasts for 19 miles.
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