WOD: Annie

The Annie WOD comprises of two movements:

  • Press-ups
  • Squats

To be done according to the following sets:


  • 50-40-30-20-10

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.


  • 30-20-10


  • 20-10


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.

Published by Shen-Li

Shen-Li is a stay-home mum to two boys who have been the inspiration for her interest in child development and education. She searches for the balance in child development methods and the educational philosophies that will enable the nurture of happy, confident and successful children. She shares her views and findings at Figur8.

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