Thanks to all you generous contributors to the squat-a-thon a few months back, Queerfit now has a (quarter) ton of iron. These are not the $2/pound bright & bouncy bumper plates that are super popular in crossfit gyms these days. What we got for pennies per pound are big, rusty, old school iron plates.

They’re ugly and they’re heavy and we’re going to use all of them tonight in a deadlift + pushups mashup. For your Tuesday morning inspiration, then, this video (hat tip Jocelyn) of 44 bodyweight exercises that includes some wild pushups. Here is Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama going head to head. And to totally blow your mind, a clapping planche pushup – that’s a pushup, with a clap, with both feet off the ground. What?! 

Our workout tonight:

5 heavy deadlifts
25 pushups, rest 20 seconds, 5 pushups
5 heavy deadlifts
20 pushups, rest 20 seconds, 5 pushups

5 heavy deadlifts
5 pushups, rest 20 seconds, 5 pushups

3 min. rest, then

3x (6 squat cleans – 4 power cleans – 2 push-presses, 2 min rest)

3 min. rest, then

1/4 mile run @ 80%