The Annie WOD comprises of two movements:
To be done according to the following sets:
So 50 press-ups, 50 squats, 40 press-ups, 40 squats, 30 press-ups, 30 squats, 20 press-ups, 20 squats, 10 press-ups, 10 squats.
8/4/20 – Since I can now complete one full push-up (on my feet instead of knees), I figure this would be a good workout to incorporate to build strength endurance for more push-ups. Unfortunately, I can’t even get to 50 push-ups on my knees without having to stop. Since I’d already done squats in another workout, I did leg lifts instead of squats. On my first attempt, I tried to do High and didn’t get past the first round. Maybe I should try this again on Light and slowly build my way up.
That there is my one full push-up. I’ve never been able to do this before – I can usually slowly lower myself down but I can’t get back up. The form is not perfect and it goes from bad to worse after the first one. After the third push-up, I can’t get back up. The goal now is to build the strength to complete 10 full push-ups with decent form.
11/4/20 – I tried Annie again today. I alternated between wide arm push-ups and the regular push-ups to help me complete High. It was a struggle but I made it. My triceps were burning by the end. I was also have left knee trouble again so I dropped the squats and did leg lifts instead. They were definitely more manageable than the push-ups but I felt the burn in my abs, too.
This is part of a series of WODs (workout of the day) that I have been receiving from a WhatsApp fitness group I joined to help me keep active during MCO. I’m keeping a record of the workouts here so I can keep a record of how I’m doing. You can find the rest of these WODs here.