CrossFit Workout: Chelsea

Hooverball was fun. I was so sore afterwards that I felt like I had the flu. I took a fabulous nap on the couch around 5:00 and slept the sleep of the recovering. Yesterday I felt noticeably better by evening than I felt when I woke up. I like when that happens.
Tonight’s workout was Chelsea. (Don’t ask why the name. I don’t know.) Chelsea consists of 30 1-minute rounds in which you have to complete 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 air squats. The goal is to finish in under a minute so that you have several seconds to rest before the next minute is called.
If you can’t keep up, you’re supposed to do as many rounds correctly and on time as you can, then keep track of how many more rounds you complete by the time the 30 minutes are up. Alternatively, you can reduce the reps for one or more exercises and stay with the timing. That’s what I did. I also substituted jump-to-support pull-ups with a controlled full descent instead of traditional pull-ups, which would have ruined my time and my number of rounds.
I did the first five rounds as written and on time. After the first five, I did 7, 6, or sometimes only 5 push-ups (my slowest exercise when tired). This allowed me to finish every round about 10 seconds before the next round started. I was pleased with my ability to stay on time for the whole 30 minutes, though I’d rather be able to say I did all the pull-ups without substitution or assistance. Maybe some day!
This is a good workout to do at home if you have a pull-up bar and no other equipment.