A few weeks ago we introduced the world to "Prom WOD" as a way to let our readers relive the glory days of their youth. This weekend a few members of Fitness Cult Chronicles busted out their dancing shoes (well, Oly Shoes) and took prom WOD for a spin. As a refresher, here are the movements:
Clean & Jerk (18 reps @ 135/95 lbs m/w)
There is a bit of a graphic reason for why you would want to Clean & Jerk before prom. Anyone remember There's Something About Mary? Yeah, that's why. If that's a bit too obscene for your tastes, just pretend that you used your fake ID to hang out at the Oly Bar for some pre-prom fun.
Rowing (30 Calories)
Remember when your mom wouldn't spring for a limo to take you to your actual prom? Well, you're all grown up now - Mom can't tell you what to do anymore! Hop on this sweet ride with your partner and make all your gym buddies jealous.
Burpees (50 Reps)
What would a prom be like without dancing (answer: fun)? Sadly, we haven't tried Zumba yet so you're stuck with burpees. Don't bang these out too fast though - wouldn't want to meet pukie on your partner before the main event...
The Snatch (115/75 lbs m/w max reps before 10:00 time cap)
Let's be honest, there's only one reason everyone gets super excited for prom. The pregame drinking, the sweet limo ride and hours of dancing are all just mile markers on the way to the snatch. If you didn't make it to the snatch, you probably spent the last half of the night sitting on your couch watching basketball with your dad. And yes, he was disappointed in you. Just like the real prom, the goal of prom WOD is to get as many snatches as possible before the timer hits zero.
Here is the WOD all pulled together
Prom WOD (partner WOD with 10 minute time cap)
18 Clean & Jerks (135 lbs for men, 95 lbs for women)
30 Calorie Row
Max Snatches before Cap (115 lbs for men, 75 lbs for women)
LR and Ali decided to throw tradition to the wind, double up on the estrogen and take each other to Prom WOD. Good thing our gym doesn't gossip much, because these ladies pounded through 18 snatches before time struck zero. Don't be too concerned by the high rep count - they practiced safe lifting.
Coach DBJ "decided" to go to prom WOD stag (don't you love it when art imitates life?). Despite not having a partner, DBJ managed to land himself exactly one snatch. Don't ask him how it looked though - he had to settle for an ugly snatch with time running out.
At this point I'm sure that most of you are super disappointed that you missed Prom WOD. The good news is that you didn't miss it! We're accepting Prom WOD results and pictures through the end of May. So bite the bullet and ask that special someone if they'll lace up their sneakers, load up the Oly bar and be your date for Prom WOD.