It seems it’s been a week since I wrote anything here. Have to remedy that! Here’s Thursday, Saturday, and today…
While I got to work out last Thursday and DID finish the workout with both my daughters, one of our other athletes wasn’t so lucky in the 8:30 class, so we hope that she heals quickly!
The workout involved double-unders. And if you’ve read anything on this blog, you know how I feel about those buggers. Well, I tried a few single-single-double attempts and they didn’t work out well, so I did a mix of awkward penguin jumps and single-unders to get muddle through, along with the dumbbell movements.
- 3 rounds for time
- 30# dumbbells for 15x cleans and 15x push press/jerks
- 30 penguin jumps and 45 single unders
- Time: 13:05
Someday I will get double-unders, when I least expect it. But last Thursday was not the day. 🙂
But I did get to workout with my daughters and get a post-workout picture to match the one we took six years ago… I think they’ve grown a bit, how about you? 🙂
Coach Lara and Larry were very good to Jordan when she got hurt and Caleb, our friendly chiropractor, jumped in to help when he arrived too. We hope she heals very quickly and comes back to conquer single-unders in the future!
Saturday Team WOD
On Saturday, I worked out with Robert and took on another of Coach Larry’s team workouts. We had a fun mix of folks — Ev, Deana, Lisa, Lisa G, Megan, Jordan & Lara, and a few other folks.
The workout was a series of stations. You spent 5 minutes at each station then had a minute to move to the next. And Robert and I chugged right along, though we really didn’t keep track of the number of reps we did so I have no score to report. 🙂
We did the stations in a slightly different order than the workout was written so we could finish all the outside tasks before moving inside where it was cooler. We thought that was a good plan, as it was getting warm!
- 25m yoke carry (yoke + 100#)
- Tire sledgehammer smash x10 then 10 tire flips
- 5-10-15m shuttle run (more of a jog for me, but we did our time!)
- wall balls, 20# med ball
- weighted sit-ups, 20# med ball (we actually made it through 20 reps each minute except for the last minute where we did 30, so 110 total)
- deficit push-ups (on three 45# plates, I was doing 5 at a time and touching chin/chest to the floor)
- box jumps/step-ups (20″ box, I did a few rounds of 5x box jumps and a couple of rounds of 10x step-ups)
It was a great workout and we were definitely sweaty by the end!
Today – 1-JUL-2019
It being Monday and all, I tried to get in for the 8:30 class and succeeded! We had Coach Drea, with Larry, Alicia, Deana & Marino, and Melissa.
The warm-up just about did me in today… We did it last week too, with 8 minutes with a partner. One partner hangs from the rig while the other does high knee marches while in a heavy front rack. I don’t remember what weight I did last time (probably only 135#) but I partnered with Larry and we did 185# today.
By the end of the 8 minutes, my left forearm had two veins popped out like Popeye the Sailor Man…
Add to that the fact that we did some wall walks where we held for a few seconds at the top before coming back down — and my wrists and shoulders weren’t feeling all that great either.
When all that was done, we worked on warming up our power snatches, talking about our handstand push-up scaling options, and our hip extension/good mornings options. I could barely hold onto the empty barbell, so I put minimal weight on the bar (75#) and decided to do push presses with the same bar (75#) instead of HSPUs today, along with banded good mornings instead of hip extensions on the GHD.
It was a whole new workout by the time I got done…
- 3 rounds for time
- 9 power snatches (75#)
- 15 push presses (75#)
- 21 banded good mornings
- Time: 13:05
I was right in the middle of the time domain (she said 10-15 minutes) so I think I chose good scaling options that allowed me to keep moving while not killing myself in the process.
And now I’m caught up! Woot!
Some final thoughts
I’m coming to terms once again with the fact that I’m not able to do these workouts as written. Maybe I could, but I would then be defeating the purpose and just flogging myself into oblivion or seriously harming myself in the process.
It’s definitely time to work on form and technique over speed and weight. We’ll get back on track eventually with some weight, but I’m not going to push it.
Huge thank you to all our coaches for helping us make them our own while still working hard!