Cindy or Mary? Angel says- do both! Of course, he would be kidding if he actually says to do them both back to back. These are classic WODs and great bench marks. We are usually given a choice between these two. Of the two, I really need to work on my gymnastics.
The difference in these WODs assuredly is the volume. While 20-25 rounds is par for the course for "Cindy", 10-15 rounds seem to be par for "Mary". At 20 rounds for Cindy, that is 600 reps in 20 minutes while 10 rounds for Mary is 300 total repetitions in 20 minutes. Obviously the higher volume in relation to Cindy has its training difference with relatively easier movements compared to the almost 1/2 power output of Mary.
The top placing score on Beyond the Whiteboard for Cindy is 39.533 rounds by a Ryan Fischer. That is 297,914 Lbs of work and a power output of 248.3.
The top placing score on Beyond the Whiteboard for Mary is Cody Anderson with 21 Rounds. That is 137,678 Lbs of work and a power output of 114.7!
When the dust settles, and you pull your sweat soaked body off the floor, we find Mary is less than half the work and power of the Cindy WOD! This tells me that these are two wholly differing WODs that challenge your energy systems in a highly contrasting way.
Now the case for doing both is that even though they hold the same time domain, the major skill and speed difference of the movements make the idea of doing both in one day not too bad of an idea. You may want to replace the pull ups on Cindy for burpees.
For the 9AM class, we welcome a special guest Coach- Ronny Varghese from Paradigm CrossFit!!!
Hors d’oeuvres: Week 2 Shoulder Press 3-3-3+ @ 70,80,90 of (.9 x 1RM)
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as possible of:
- 5 Pull-ups,
- 10 Push-ups,
- 15 Air Squats.
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
- 5 Handstand Push-ups
- 10 One legged squats, alternating
- 15 Pull-ups
For either or both- post total rounds.
Log results to your CSV BEYOND THE WHITEBOARD account.