Being a Jerk on Monday

My weekends aren’t really weekends. They’re extra Mondays it seems. So today I woke up exhausted and not really ready to take on the world. Go figure. Waaaa.

rogue-black-med-ball-web6_1Whining aside, I headed into CrossFit Continuum for our 8:30 class to get the blood flowing and start my week on the right note. Coach Bill was doing some foam roller mobility work along with Nic & Nichole when I got there and Jenny, Sarah, and Clara joined us as well. Good crew.

We started with the mobility (foam roller, lacrosse ball, some couch stretch) and then did a little 3 round warm-up:

  • 20 seconds of medicine ball cleans (20/14#)
  • 20 seconds of medicine ball burpees
  • 20 seconds of hip extensions on the floor

Then we did a little skill work with a PVC pipe, working on cleans and jerks, before grabbing a barbell and putting some weight on it for a little 3 minute EMOM with 1 clean & jerk. I managed to do a few sets, scrambling to add weight:

  • 95#
  • 115#
  • 135#

145# is about 85% of my 1RM of 175# and it quickly became apparent that my wrists and hips were going to be the limiting factor today. Squat cleans from the floor leading to split jerks were a challenge.

jerk-clipart-olympic-weightlifting-clean-jerk-hiWe then worked through 5 rounds of 3 clean & jerks, supposedly adding weight as we went. That didn’t work so hot for me.

  • 135# x3 (ugly squat cleans and split jerks)
  • 145# x1 x3 (ugly squat cleans and split jerks, three singles)
  • 135# x1 x3 (ugly squat cleans and split jerks, three singles)
  • 135# x1 x3 (mix of ugly squat cleans and power cleans and split jerks, three singles)
  • 135# x1 x3 (mix of ugly squat cleans and power cleans and split jerks, three singles)

Meanwhile I watched Nic work up to 185/225# and do awesome squat cleans even if he struggled to hit the split jerks, but he did awesome.

So again, I need to work on mobility and figure out how to get past some of the physical roadblocks I’m hitting. Yay. 🙂

Good work 8:30 class and thanks for the encouragement, Bill! Have a great day folks!

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